Moving Forward Together is a
social initiative by various community groups
creating a better
understanding amongst all sectors
of the community for a vision of living in harmony.
It is based on the philosophy of a decent society and caters
regardless of colour, origin,
culture or religion.
stand for a decent society, and invite other groups with
similar concerns to work together with us.
We want to do
something about it.
Ashneet Kaur Sethi
ST IVES HIGH
'08 senior State Winner
Through a series of community wide programs and
exposures we aim to establish a platform for communicating the positive
benefits of harmony, humanity, unity and co-operation and minimizing
parochialness and thereby creating a safer future for our society.
The vision is to work towards reaching most of the communities within
Australia and to start addressing the major issues that impair harmony
within 5 years.
The objective is to make the audience STOP, THINK & CONSIDER the issues
and to thereby create a
CARING & MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER society.
Establish a coordinating committee to be the driving force with
sub-committees focused on Education, Dialogue, Public Relations, Publicity,
Research and Event Management (Projects etc.)
The program will be focused on promoting the values of harmony, humanity,
unity and co-operation to all the “moderates” in our society.
Initial emphasis will be focused on the young
people (school and tertiary students) but the intention is that it will
filter through to the parents and the wider community.
Consideration should be given to involving
organizations such as Rotary, Lions, and “other” clubs. The emphasis
should be on Inter Community relations and Interaction.
The overall responsibility for leading and directing the project
would be vested in the MFT Board.
An Advisory Board, consisting of selected members of various
community groups would be established to consider and advise on the
various options available for the group.
Public Relations to liaise and connect to other communities, Government and other organisations and individuals.
Marketing / Publicity committee that would handle all the media
communications and required outlets.
A series of independent Project Committees, each consisting of
representatives from the various groups involved in the project
A Finance Committee to manage the overall finances of the MFT
initiative. Most projects would hopefully be self-financing by the
participants in that project.
A Research Committee or analyst who would be responsible for
undertaking the relevant research
A decent society
does not discriminate against particular groups on the basis of
religion, gender, ethnic origin or age, and is dedicated to combating
prejudice and discrimination.
A decent society opposes vilification,
hate mongering and violence.
A decent society
is one that
encourages respect for difference, and avoids humiliating groups or
individuals who are seen to be different.
A decent society promotes acceptance
and understanding between different cultural and ethnic groups and
respects the language, culture and religion of minority groups, including
A decent society accepts the need to
promote access and equity for disadvantaged groups.
In a decent society, we oppose
intolerance and recognise the talents and values of the different cultural
ethnic groups among us.
A strong and viable society is
considerate and has understanding and support for those less fortunate.
A decent society recognises the
importance of communication between all groups and seeks practical support
for all groups in the common language of the land of residence, yet
showing respect and understanding for those who are not fluent in it.
We want to do all we can to ensure that
Australia is, and remains,
a decent society
Kellyville High School
Senior Regional Winner
COROWA South PUBLIC
'08 Joint Junior State Winner