In New South Wales, disadvantage and marginalisation is disproportionately felt by a small number of communities. Particular postcodes experience poorer outcomes across health, education, and employment, and experience disproportionate contact with the justice system. For some communities, there is also limited or compromised access to basic necessities like transport and early childhood care and education. This disadvantage is concentrated and entrenched, impacting communities across generations.
At this election, we call on the future NSW Government to foster thriving and resilient communities, including through further investment in: place-based approaches, essential infrastructure such as housing, transport and digital solutions, child and family wellbeing, education, training and employment, and suicide prevention and postvention support.