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About the Goal

Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries. Inequalities can be based on myriad of determinants; income, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and opportunity. When individuals are excluded, it impacts upon long-term social and economic development, harms poverty reduction and destroys people's sense of fulfillment and self-worth. We cannot achieve sustainable development and improve the planet for all when people are excluded from opportunities and services.  

Why it Matters

Australia has seen the biggest fall in living standards in 30 years


The lowest 20% of households owned less than 1% of all household wealth

The children of families at the bottom of the income ladder have little chance of moving upward

What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing

At the heart of what Neighbourhood houses and centres aim to do is to reduce inequalities that persist within the community. Whilst it will take a collective movement, supported by all aspects of society, Houses/ Centres address these inequalities in the community by offering services and programs which provide people with the building blocks to overcome these inequalities. Some of these programs/ services include;

  • Volunteer skills bank/ Volunteer matching

  • Tutoring

  • Resume services

  • Public computer and internet access

  • Emergency relief

  • Disaster relief

  • Community Advocacy

At a local, state and national level, Community and Neighbourhood Houses & Centres lobby governments in community advocacy, such as the Raise the Rate Campaign to reduce inequalities.

Localising the SDGs 

Reduced Inequalities


Moderator: Nicole Battle, President (ANHCA)



  • Sophie Arnold, Executive Manager, UNAA Victoria

  • Nyadol Nyuon, Australian lawyer and human rights advocate

  • Kathryn Coff, Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation

  • Steven Portericker, Associate Deputy Executive Director at Goddard Riverside

Our Targets
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