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
Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.
Following is the order of preference:
- 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
The Resolution Sub-Committee will send 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.
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.
Resolution 2 - Social and affordable housing for women
Resolution 3 - Legislative and policy measures for wage parity
VIEW resolutions offer members the chance to use their collective voice to speak out on issues of national importance. The following resolutions were debated and voted for unanimously during Convention. They are the topics VIEW members will lobby and advocate for in the coming years.
VIEW Clubs of Australia call on State and Federal Governments to legislate regulatory systems which ensure patient access to cannabis and cannabis-related drugs to ease their suffering.
VIEW Clubs of Australia urge all State, Territory, and Federal governments to implement the five-point plan "Safety First in Family Law" to fix Australia's family law system as outlined by Rosie Batty on 15th June 2016 to the National Press Club as part of the Justice for Kids Campaign.
VIEW Clubs of Australia call on State and Federal Governments to regulate gambling advertising on television to ensure gambling advertisements are not shown during family viewing times.
VIEW Clubs of Australia call on Australian governments at all levels to address the disparity in educational outcomes for students with a disability and continue to support and resource these students to maximise their educational potential and transition to meaningful post school pathways such as tertiary education and/or employment.