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Planning, Funding, and Community Action: The Area Assistance Story Book Launch

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With special guests The Hon Linda Burney, Christine Sykes, Warren Gardiner and Jill Herberte

Western Sydney Community Forum and the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University are proud to co-host the launch of Planning, Funding, and Community Action: The Area Assistance Story, a new book written by Judi Bamforth, Barbara Gapps, Robin Gurr, Amanda Howard, Jenny Onyx, and Margot Rawsthorne.

The event will include a panel discussion and official launch, followed by light refreshments, with the option of attending a facilitated workshop. The book will be available for purchase at the event for $35. (Cash Only)

The Panel Discussion will be chaired by co-author Robin Gurr with Margot Rawsthorne, Christine Sykes, Warren Gardiner & Jill Herberte. The Hon Linda Burney (Member for Barton and Shadow Minister for Human Services) will launch the book.

Authors of the new book will then facilitate a workshop considering the topic “What is possible when community participation is at the centre of planning and funding decisions, and what are the processes required to encourage this kind of participation?”

Event Program

9.45am – 11.15am Panel Discussion & Launch by The Hon Linda Burney

11:15am Morning Tea

11.30am – 12.30pm Facilitated Workshop