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In addition to advocating on behalf of disadvantaged children and young people, every two years VIEW members vote on one or more issues of importance that will be the focus of advocacy and lobbying work for the coming years. These are called resolutions.

The VIEW National Resolution process is the voice of the organisation. Through this, members are able to collectively identify and articulate issues that are considered important for influencing social change in Australia. Many VIEW resolutions have been successful in fostering legislative changes for the betterment of Australian society.

Resolutions provide a platform to not only promote issues of importance, but also the work of VIEW Clubs and The Smith Family, in supporting the education of disadvantaged children and helping to break the cycle of disadvantage.

Resolutions focused in this way, and reflecting the aims of VIEW and The Smith Family, help to promote and raise awareness of VIEW among the public and communicate key VIEW messages to prospective members.

Resolutions debated at Convention since 1965

 

2022-23 Resolutions

You are now invited to

Select motions for submission as potential resolutions 2022-23. Attached you will find the ‘Voice of VIEW’ form which seeks information on the issue/motion your Club believes is most important to members of VIEW.

The ultimate goal of VIEW Resolutions is to raise issues of local and national importance that matter to women.

Why is this important

The ‘Voice of VIEW’ is an important aspect of VIEW Clubs of Australia. Through the national Resolution process, we are able to collectively identify and articulate issues that are considered important for influencing social change in Australia.

Resolutions help to promote and raise awareness of VIEW amongst the public, particularly communicating to prospective members that we are a “thinking” women’s organisation.

VIEW dedicate one resolution to Education, Children and/or the interests of Women. Many of these resolutions have related to current topical issues such as an equitable education for all children, or domestic violence, etc. At the same time they reflect a strong, long term commitment to social justice.

As the largest community sponsor of Smith Family LfL students, VIEW continues to make a difference to the lives of financially disadvantaged children’s education.

What to consider

Clubs are reminded to consider the following criteria when selecting the successful motions:

  • Does it further the cause of VIEW – does it speak to the vision and mission?
  • Are the issues current and of interest to the broader community?
  • Is the issue of national significance and worthy of national debate?

VIEW Vision – “Women creating and leading a more inclusive Australian society”.

VIEW Mission – “As a leading voice and valued support network for women VIEW actively raises awareness of, and participates in, the work of The Smith Family”.

   

Key Dates

Submissions due to National Office       Friday 25 November 2022
Resolutions to Clubs                                      Mailout Feb/March 2023

What you need to do now:

Clubs/Members – discuss and select a motion/current issues for consideration as a resolution.
Your Zone/National Councillor is available to answer any questions you may have.

What you need to do next:

Please return your completed Voice of VIEW form and send it to VIEW National Office by 25 November 2022.

Email: view@thesmithfamily.com.au
Post: GPO Box 10500, Sydney NSW 2001

Submission form

(print&fill / online)

 

 

2021 Resolutions

Voting completed

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

Following is the order of preference:

  1. Social and affordable housing for women and children
  2. Reduce the use of plastic to assist our environment nationally
  3. Better support for students to prepare for their post school futures

Next Steps

The Resolution Sub-Committee have sent letters to Government Ministers, NGOs and relevant Statutory Authorities.

All members are encouraged during the next two years (2022-23) to promote the three Resolutions. 

 

Club Promotion to Local Member/Government/NGO's

Template letter to local member/government/NGO’s

Instructions for use:

  • Please do not alter/change the wording of this letter.
  • Personalise with club details only.
  • Ensure a copy of any correspondence is forwarded to the Zone and/or National Councillor who will forward details to the Resolution Sub-Committee.
  • Ensure that all correspondence is recorded in Club Minutes.

Template Letters

Social and affordable housing for women and children

Reduce the use of plastic to assist our environment nationally

Better support for students to prepare for their post school futures

2019 Resolutions

Voting completed

VIEW Club members are thanked for their participation in the 2018-19 Resolution process.  

All members are encouraged during the next two years (2020-21) to promote the three Resolutions debated in 2019. The Resolution Sub-Committee has sent letters to Government Ministers, NGOs and relevant Statutory Authorities.

'Voice of VIEW' 

Resolution 1 - Increase and accelerate efforts aimed at reducing child poverty across Australia

Resolution 2 - Social and affordable housing for women

Resolution 3 - Legislative and policy measures for wage parity