Action

Community organising is about taking action on the issues that affect our lives. It's non-partisan participatory democracy.

Here are some of the ways you can join us in positive action for the Hunter Region.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Candidates Forum 2021

Alliance leaders, members, and allies will shared stories and professional expertise on the issues of homelessness, housing, and climate change. Then negotiated commitments on policy with Newcastle Lord Mayoral candidates.

Lake Macquarie Mayoral Candidates Forum 2021

Alliance leaders, members, and allies will share stories and professional expertise on the issues of homelessness, housing, and climate change. Then negotiated commitments on policy with Lake Macquarie Lord Mayoral candidates.

Action for Afghanistan

In October 2021 Alliance partners, including Uniting Churches in the Hunter, facilitated an online forum led by Afghan-Australian leaders in the Hunter. The forum attracted over 100 people and asked them to contact MPS and Ministers to advocate for a series of responses to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Housing and Homelessness in the Hunter

In July 2021, Alliance leaders won endorsement from City of Newcastle Councillors for a proposal that the Council work collaboratively with us on initiatives to assist people experiencing homelessness and on housing affordability.

That work was led by leaders from Community Disability Alliance Hunter, Hunter Tenants Advocacy & Advice Service, Nova for Women and Children and Adamstown Uniting Church. Read the Lord Mayoral Minute adopted by the council below.

Fair Rate For A Fair Future

In March and April 2020, we heard from 40 community leaders who, represented 33 different organisations, about how they were experiencing COVID-19. The themes were mapped and discussion led to a consensus that as an Alliance we should advocate for a permanent increase to JobSeeker and the pensions. This action continues.

Listening Campaign

Alliance members and allies engaged in a 6 month listening campaign from Oct 2020 to April 2021. Listening is fundamental to our organising model. We listen broadly and deeply to the stories about the pressures experienced by people. This led to Alliance leaders working on housing, homelessness and climate change issues.