Ashfield Council

 

Ordinary Meeting - 8 March 2011

                  

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS

 

9         Summary of  Notices Of Motion

 

9.1         100TH GLOBAL CENTENARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ON 8 MARCH 2011. Monica Wangmann - Councillor. Report submitted with attachment 1.

(07/03/11)                                                  Public Relations>International Women's Day

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                                                                                                            NM3/2011 Attached

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

That Council recognises the significance of the 100th Global Centenary of International Women's Day on 8 March 2011. International Women's Day is celebrated by women, men and children in countries all over the world and highlights the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. On the Centenary anniversary of International Women's Day it is fitting that Council re-affirms its strong commitment to continue to work together as a community to eliminate barriers to women's participation in our society and through Council's example, work to embody the principles of gender equity into all facets of our community. In thinking globally and acting locally Council will take a leadership role in ensuring a fair, safe, bright and rewarding future for women and girls.

 

 

9.2         COMPULSORARY ACQUISITION OF HABERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL LAND. Lyall Kennedy - Councillor. Report submitted.

(07/03/11)                                                                                   Haberfield Public School

                                                       h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM080311NM_4.doc

                                                                                                            NM4/2011 Attached

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

 

1/4         That Council support Haberfield P&C in their campaign to regain land that   has been compulsorily acquired by the government.

 

2/4         That the General Manager contacts the Haberfield P&C President to           determine how Council can materially support the campaign.

 

3/4         That Council contact to the Minister for Lands requesting the:

·        immediate reversal of the compulsory acquisition order; and

·        finalisation of the Plan of Management for the Yasmar estate.

 

4/4         That the issue be the subject of the next Mayoral column.

  


Ashfield Council – Report to Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 08 March 2011

NM3/2011

Public Relations>International Women's Day

NOTICE OF MOTION OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN BY

 

COUNCILLOR Monica Wangmann

 

 

100TH GLOBAL CENTENARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ON 8 MARCH 2011

     

 

To move Notice of Motion No. NM3/2011

 

International Women’s Day had its origins in the struggle for better working conditions and voting rights for women in the early 1900s. The first International Women’s Day was born in 1910 during an international conference of working women in Copenhagen, and was honoured for the first time in 1911 by more than a million people marching for women’s rights in Europe. On the eve of World War I, women across Europe held peace rallies on 8 March 1913, and this day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration, observed by the United Nations since 1975.

This year we celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day. Since the first campaigners marched to end discrimination, women have seen enormous change, and fought for many fundamental rights that are now taken for granted. These achievements should be recognised and celebrated, but it’s important to remember that there’s still an incredible amount that needs to be achieved, especially in developing countries. One hundred years later, there’s no single group of people who are more disempowered than women and girls.

While there’s plenty of progress to celebrate this International Women’s Day, we still need to ensure a better future for women.

§         Women make up 60 per cent of the 1.4 billion people currently living in poverty.

§         70% of the 130 million children who are out of school are girls.

§         One in three have been physically or sexually abused.

§         Complications from pregnancy and childbirth kill 500,000 women a year – 99 per cent of these deaths are in developing countries.

§         In many parts of the world, women still cannot show their faces, vote, own land, earn an income or gain an education.

We cannot tackle poverty without empowering women and girls. Although they’re most affected by poverty and discrimination, women are also the key to creating real change if given the opportunity.

For millions of women around the world, International Women’s Day is a reminder of how much work we still have to do.
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Officers Comments

 

Nil

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1View

Facts and Statistic
Trafficking and Prostitution in Asia and the Pacific

3 Pages

 

 

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

That Council recognises the significance of the 100th Global Centenary of International Women's Day on 8 March 2011. International Women's Day is celebrated by women, men and children in countries all over the world and highlights the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. On the Centenary anniversary of International Women's Day it is fitting that Council re-affirms its strong commitment to continue to work together as a community to eliminate barriers to women's participation in our society and through Council's example, work to embody the principles of gender equity into all facets of our community. In thinking globally and acting locally Council will take a leadership role in ensuring a fair, safe, bright and rewarding future for women and girls.

 

 

 

Monica Wangmann

 

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1

 

Facts and Statistic / Trafficking and Prostitution in Asia and the Pacific

 




Ashfield Council – Report to Ordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 08 March 2011

NM4/2011

Haberfield Public School

NOTICE OF MOTION OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN BY

 

COUNCILLORS Lyall Kennedy, Patrick Kelso and Marc Rerceretnam

 

 

COMPULSORARY ACQUISITION OF HABERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL LAND

     

To move Notice of Motion No. NM4/2011

 

On Wednesday 9 February 2011, representatives of Haberfield Public School P&C met with The Hon.Verity Firth, the Minister for Education and Member for Balmain to discuss the rumour that the Minister for Lands had compulsorily acquired 60sq m of the school playground to be incorporated into the Yasmar estate. Members of the P&C had heard via staff at Co.As.It several weeks before that this had happened.

 

The Hon. Verity Firth confirmed that the land had been taken from the school.

 

The P&C met on Tuesday 15 February 2011 and the land acquisition was discussed. They moved several motions in relation to the issue including the outright objection to the land being alienated from the school. They have established a committee to fight for the return of the land.

 

 

Officers Comments

 

Nil

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

There are no supporting documents for this report.

 

Accordingly, I move:-

 

 

1/4    That Council support Haberfield P&C in their campaign to regain land that           has been compulsorily acquired by the government.

 

2/4    That the General Manager contacts the Haberfield P&C President to           determine how Council can materially support the campaign.

 

3/4    That Council contact to the Minister for Lands requesting the:

·    immediate reversal of the compulsory acquisition order; and

·    finalisation of the Plan of Management for the Yasmar estate.

 

4/4    That the issue be the subject of the next Mayoral column.

 

 

 

Lyall Kennedy

 

Patrick Kelso

Marc Rerceretnam