Community Development and Services Advisory

Notice of Meeting

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Acknowledgement of Country

2.      Apologies

3.      Disclosures of Interest

4.      Minutes of previous meetings

5.      Agenda Items   

6.      General Business


Ordinary Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES ADVISORY - 19 JUNE 2018

Community and Culture

CDS017-18       Aboriginal Reference Group

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer)............................ 2

CDS018-18       Multicultural Reference Group

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer).......................... 12

CDS019-18       Access and Inclusion Reference Group

(Report by Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability).............. 17

CDS020-18       Youth Advisory Committee

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)................................................ 22

CDS021-18       Grants Programs

(Report by Coordinator Community Development)................................................ 28

CDS022-18       Cultural Development Programs

(Report by Cultural Development Officer)............................................................... 31   

 


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Community and Culture

Item:                   CDS017-18        Aboriginal Reference Group  

Author:              Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Aboriginal Reference Group.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) is comprised of 10 members, representing local Aboriginal people and services that inform Council on Aboriginal-related issues and support the development and implementation of activities about Aboriginal people, culture and heritage. The ARG meets on a quarterly basis and items raised through this forum will be tabled at this Committee for the consideration of Council.

 

Background

2.      The last ARG meeting was held on Monday 6 August 2018. A number of items were discussed at the meeting including feedback on Council’s NAIDOC Week 2018 Program, the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Conference, a review of Council’s Aboriginal Strategy and the Artist in Residence Program.

3.      The meeting minutes of the meeting of the Aboriginal Reference Group held on 6 August 2018 are attached for the Committee’s consideration.

 

NAIDOC Week 2018

4.      Council celebrated NAIDOC Week, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, from 10 to 20 July 2018. Over the course of the two weeks in July, over 1,000 people attended the eight activities addressing the theme for this year, 'Because of her we can'.

5.      This year’s NAIDOC Week Program was promoted through the distribution of the attached brochure, as well as through street banners featuring Aboriginal women who make a difference in our local community. The work of local Aboriginal women was also highlighted in an article published in Council’s 2018 Winter edition of Community, with the publication’s cover highlighting the story.

6.      The Program was well received by members of the Aboriginal Reference Group and members of the Aboriginal and the wider community. The ARG commended Council on achieving high quality service outcomes through the Program.

7.      Planning for NAIDOC Week 2019 is underway, with a sub-committee being established with members of the ARG as well as representatives of external community partner organisations.
 

 

NSW Local Aboriginal Conference

8.      Council’s Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer and the Chair of Council’s Aboriginal Reference Group will be attending the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference in Narrabri from 12 to 14 September 2018.

This conference provides a forum for practitioners, agencies and supporting providers to explore a diverse range of discussion points, issues and services relevant to Aboriginal people and the broader communities in which they live, work and play. Key topics will include education, business, employment, health and sport whilst also celebrating Aboriginal culture, heritage art and music. Delegates will be equipped with skills to enhance their roles in providing best practice services and information to their communities.
 

Financial Implications

9.      Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

10.    Operational risks identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

11.     Community engagement was conducted through the Aboriginal Reference Group, through surveys undertaken at the NAIDOC Week events and through feedback gained from the Southern Koori Interagency meeting.

 

File Reference

D18/171353

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Georges River Council NAIDOC Week 2018 Program

Attachment 2

Aboriginal Reference Group Meeting Minutes 6 August 2018

 


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[Appendix 1]          Georges River Council NAIDOC Week 2018 Program

 

 

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[Appendix 2]          Aboriginal Reference Group Meeting Minutes 6 August 2018

 

 

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Item:                   CDS018-18        Multicultural Reference Group 

Author:              Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Multicultural Reference Group.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Multicultural Reference Group (MRG) is comprised of 14 members representing a range of local multicultural communities and community organisations.  The MRG meets on a quarterly basis to discuss issues affecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the local government area and potential programs and activities to address these issues. 

 

Background

2.      The last MRG meeting was held on Tuesday 7 August 2018. A number of items were discussed at the meeting including Community Development Team Programs and Events Calendar, Review of Council’s Multicultural Strategies and Artist in Residence Program.

3.      The meeting minutes of the meeting of the Multicultural Reference Group held on 7 August 2018 are attached for the Committee’s consideration.

 

Community Development Team Programs

4.      A number of upcoming activities were highlighted from the Program, including the Open Day for the Nepalese community on 12 September; the Ecuador Somos Cultura event on 22 September which will feature Latin American food, performances and art; and the 4th Macedonian Cinema Days Festival to open on 20 October 2018.

5.      A discussion was also held regarding the White Ribbon Walk 2018, which will occur on 23 November 2018. Each representative was encouraged to invite their respective organisations and communities to participate in the walk.

 

Artist in Residence Program

6.      The MRG members were encouraged to promote the Artist in Residence Program within their own communities both locally and internationally. Details of the Artist in Residence Program were discussed, and it was noted that the first artist in residence at the Carss Park Cottage was Greek sculptor Takis Kozokos.

 

Review of Council's Multicultural Strategies

7.        The recently adopted Georges River Council Community Strategic Plan recognises that Council operates in a culturally diverse environment by acknowledging the cultural diversity of the population and highlighting Council’s commitment to a multicultural community.

 

8.        Council is in the process of reviewing its former Multicultural Strategies and is planning to develop a new multicultural plan as a component of a broader Social Plan, which details: departmental responsibilities, timeframes for achieving key priorities, performance indicators and an evaluation and review mechanism.

 

9.        Members of the Multicultural Reference Group recommended that a stand-alone multicultural  plan not only aims to set out the high level priorities of the Council for its culturally diverse community, but it supports community organisations in their multicultural planning and improving service delivery. Council's multicultural strategies have been considered as a reference tool for organisations on demographic data, support evidence for funding and for building planning processes.

 

Parenting Workshop for the Chinese community

10.    On Friday 3 August 2018 approximately 150 people attended a workshop on positive nurturing techniques for Chinese parents. The event, presented by educator Ms Lucky Zhao, was well received by attendees. The workshop, conducted in Mandarin, attracted a significant number of people who had not attended a Council event before.

11.    The workshop was opened by Cr Vince Badalati, representing the Mayor, and included the attendance of Councillors Christina Wu and Nancy Liu.

 

Financial Implications

12.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

13.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

14.     Community engagement was conducted through feedback from members of the community, participants and stakeholders as well as through ongoing engagement with the MRG members. 

 

File Reference

D18/17566

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Multicultural Reference Group 7 August 2018

 


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[Appendix 1]          Minutes of Multicultural Reference Group 7 August 2018

 

 

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Item:                   CDS019-18        Access and Inclusion Reference Group 

Author:              Community Development Officer – Ageing and Disability

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council receives and notes the report presented in relation to activities undertaken by Council’s Access and Inclusion Reference Group

(b)     That the advice provided by the Committee be incorporated into the development and promotion of a Small Business Expo, which will focus on making local businesses more accessible.

        

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Access and Inclusion Reference Group meets bimonthly in order to assist Council with the implementation of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). The community representatives in the Reference Group all have experience in the access and inclusion sector, either through lived experience or in a professional capacity.

 

Background

2.      The Access and Inclusion Reference Group (AIRG) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday 14 August 2018. The minutes of that meeting will be tabled for discussion at the Committee meeting.

3.      The agenda for the 14 August meeting includes information on Autism Workshops to be held on Friday 17 August, a summary of survey results, a discussion on the proposed Small Business Expo and the development of Council’s ‘Missed Business Guide’. 

4.      The status of Council’s actions towards its DIAP commitments was discussed at the AIRG meeting held on 12 June 2018. Key items included the creation of the AIRG and the building of the adult change room facility at Carss Park, to be completed by the end of 2018. It was noted that commitments relating to engaging with the business community should be prioritised in the 2018-19 financial year.

5.      The meeting minutes of the previous meeting of the Access and Inclusion Reference Group, held on 12 June 2018, are attached for the committee’s consideration.

 

Small Business Expo

6.      Council is planning to host an expo for Small Business Month on 31 October 2018, to provide information and resources for local business owners and operators on how to make their businesses more accessible. A number of disability sector organisations will be invited to participate with stalls at the expo, including Vision Australia, Nova Employment and other disability employment providers, NDIS services, and access consultants.

7.      It is proposed that Council’s new ‘Missed Business Guide’ will be launched at this event, which will further assist local businesses in making their businesses more accessible to everyone in the community.

8.      The ‘Missed Business Guide’ will provide practical tips for businesses on how to improve access to goods and services for people with disability, as well as older people and parents or carers with young children and prams. The Guide will include examples of best practice and provide information to businesses on where to find help.

9.      This report seeks the advice and feedback of the Committee for further development of a Small Business Expo to be held at Council, which will focus on making local businesses more accessible.

 

Financial Implications

10.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.     Community engagement was conducted including wide consultation on the priorities and commitments outlined in Council’s DIAP, and will continue through ongoing consultation with the Access and Inclusion Reference Group and their associated networks.

 

File Reference

D18/172448

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Access and Inclusion Reference Group - Meeting Minutes - 12 June 2018

 


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[Appendix 1]          Access and Inclusion Reference Group - Meeting Minutes - 12 June 2018

 

 

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Item:                   CDS020-18        Youth Advisory Committee 

Author:              Coordinator Community Development

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receives and notes the report presented in relation to the activities of Council’s Youth Advisory Committee.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is comprised of 9 young people aged between 12 and 24 years old who inform Council on youth issues, and support the development and implementation of activities for young people.

 

Background

2.      The YAC meets on a monthly basis to discuss a range of issues affecting young people in the local government area and potential solutions to these issues. The YAC membership comprises young people from a range of backgrounds, with members attending local high schools, tertiary education institutions and engaged in the workforce.

 

Local Government Awards – Finalist for Best Youth Week Program 2018

3.      Georges River Council was nominated by Family and Community Services NSW as a finalist for best Youth Week program for 2018 for the Rivers Rock event held on 13 April 2018. Council’s Community Development Officer – Youth attended the awards night with two YAC members. While Council did not win, it was an important recognition to be listed as a finalist. The awards ceremony also provided a valuable opportunity for networking with other Councils’ staff and YAC members, and to explore ideas for future programs.


International Youth Day

4.      International Youth Day is held annually on 12 August. The theme in 2018 is ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’. To recognise this day, Council conducted an informal consultation at the HSC Lock In event held at Kogarah Library on 7 August 2018 to identify spaces in Council’s area that young people perceive as being safe, and those that they perceive as unsafe.

5.      Approximately 35 young people who took part in the activity were asked to identify places and spaces on the attached map of Council’s area that they considered safe (with a blue spot) and unsafe (with a red spot).

6.      When the concept of ‘safe’ was discussed, it was deemed to mean places that were welcoming, as well as places that felt safe to walk alone through at night. The ideas on ‘unsafe’ included lack of lighting, places that were known to be hazardous or known places where people hang out that don’t feel welcoming or inclusive.

7.      Most of the feedback received was that the unsafe spaces were places that the young people had been, or knew people that had been harassed/bullied/assaulted in the area. Some of the schools were also listed as unsafe due to a feeling of exclusion from the students who go there. Some of the parks were identified as both safe and unsafe, this was due to areas of the park that were very dark (near water / middle of large park) as well as parts of the park that may have run alongside a major road.

8.      Overall the young people who participated in the activity were engaged and happy to share their ideas on safety in the local area. The activity provided Council with useful data that will be used for targeting projects relating to community safety in future programming

 

Refugee Welcome Zone Schools Youth Forum

9.      Georges River, Sutherland and Bayside Councils will be joining Shopfront Arts Co-Op and Gymea Community Aid to deliver a Youth Forum in late October 2018 at Shopfront in Carlton. The forum will provide an opportunity for young people attending Years 9 and 10 to hear about the experiences of young people who are refugees and their journeys to Australia. The forum aims to educate young people and provide a space to understand what actions can be taken to raise awareness within their schools and communities.

10.    Council’s Community Development Officer – Youth, as well as two YAC members, are on the planning committee for the event. Council officers are also liaising with high schools in the Georges River area to encourage participation of students.

 

Halloween Movie Night

11.    The YAC is planning a movie night event at the Civic Theatre, Hurstville for Halloween on either Friday 26 October or 2 November 2018. The event will be planned, implemented and evaluated by the YAC, providing them with useful event planning experience, especially for the newest members in the YAC. This event will also provide an opportunity to recruit new YAC members.

12.    The proposed event will provide an opportunity for young people to enjoy a fun, free, safe and local event. The event would host two film screenings: a PG level for younger attendees and an MA15+ level movie for those aged 15 years and older, or younger than 15 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

New Community Development Officer - Youth

13.    Ms Nicole Watkins has joined Council as the new Community Development Officer – Youth, replacing Mr Angus Megarrity who has joined Youth Action. Ms Watkins was selected through a recruitment panel which included YAC member Ms Soaliha Iqbal.

14.    Ms Watkins was previously the Community Development Coordinator for the Ability Links program with Settlement Services International, and brings a wealth of experience working with young people, people with disability and multicultural communities.

 

Financial Implications

15.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

16.    Operational risks identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

17.     Community engagement was conducted through the YAC, and through feedback received from youth service providers within the local government area.


 

File Reference

D18/173507

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

IYD Activity Map August 2018

Attachment 2

Youth Advisory Committee Meeting August 2018 MINUTES

 


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Item:                   CDS021-18        Grants Programs 

Author:              Coordinator Community Development

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council receives and notes the report presented in relation to Council’s current grant programs.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council coordinates a range of grant programs wherein community organisations can apply for funding to run projects that benefit the local community. This report summarises recent and upcoming activities in relation to the following grant programs: Community Grants Program, Venue Hire Grants Program and ClubGRANTS Program.

 

Georges River Council 2018 ClubGRANTS Local Round

2.      ClubGRANTS is an initiative of the NSW Government and Clubs NSW to provide funding for community development projects and services that have a direct impact on local communities. Georges River Council is the convenor of the local committee for the ClubGRANTS scheme.

3.      This year’s ClubGRANTS Local Round opened in February and closed in April 2018. A total of 146 applications were received with requests totalling $1,733,643.

4.      A Committee meeting for the 2018 Round was held on 2 July 2018. At this meeting the clubs allocated $735,905 to 64 projects addressing a wide range of issues in our community.

5.      A cheque presentation ceremony was held at Club Central Hurstville on Thursday 2 August 2018. The approximately 100 attendees were able to enjoy a two course lunch at the ceremony, which featured Council’s Mayor Clr Kevin Green as the MC.

6.      The online application system provided by Clubs NSW for the application and management of the grants experienced serious issues with applicants not being able to apply online and Council staff not able to access the information in a timely manner. While these issues were managed by Council staff by accepting applications via email and after the due date, it is recommended that in the future Council uses its own grants management system for the administration of the local ClubGRANTS Round.

 

Venue Hire Grants Program

7.      The Georges River Council Venue Hire Grants Program aims to provide a more equitable distribution of Council’s subsidies to not-for-profit organisations that provide community services, activities, events and programs utilising Council venues.

8.      Council has held two assessment rounds for the 2018-19 Venue Hire Grants Program and has provided a total of $174,055.70 in support of 43 projects run by community organisations. There is $420,000 in the Community Facilities Rental Subsidy budget, of which $170,000 has been allocated for the use of facilities under Council’s Seniors’ Program, and $250,000 has been allocated for the Venue Hire Grants Program. There is a balance of $75,944.30 available for the Venue Hire Grants Program to be allocated in future rounds.

9.      Council continues to invite applications by community organisations for the use of any of Council’s bookable facilities, including parks, ovals, community rooms and performance venues. New assessment rounds will be created on a needs basis, depending on the applications received. 

 

Community Grants Program

10.    Round 1 of the 2018-19 Community Grants Program is scheduled to open on Monday 10 September and close on Monday 8 October 2018. The successful applicants will be decided at the November Council meeting.

11.    This grant round will have a focus on creating opportunities for local residents to participate in cultural activities through a ‘Vibrant Georges River – Major Projects’ category. Community organisations, artist collectives and individual artists will be able to apply for up to $25,000 for projects to be implemented over up to two years. This category is based on the recommendation provided by this Committee at the Tuesday 19 June 2018 meeting.

12.    Community organisations will also be able to apply for funds that create positive outcomes in the Community Development; Seniors; Environment and Conservation; and Sports and recreation categories.

 

New Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy   

13.    A new Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy will be tabled for adoption at the 27 August 2018 Council meeting. The new Policy aims to simplify the processes to request support from Council for potential applicants, including fast tracking the assessment of requests for support of under $2,000.

 

New online grant management system

14.    Council has purchased the electronic grants management system SmartyGrants. SmartyGrants is the most used grant making system in Australia, used by dozens of Federal, State and Local Government agencies to administer their grants.

15.    Council is in the process of implementing the system, which is planned to be used for all of Council’s grant programs moving forward. It is projected that SmartyGrants could save Council hundreds of hours each year in administering its grant programs.

16.    As SmartyGrants is already widely used by local community organisations to apply for grants with adjacent local councils, as well as State and Federal agencies, it is expected that the transition to SmartyGrants will be welcomed by the great majority of local community organisations.

17.    Council will organise information days for community organisations to learn how to use SmartyGrants to ensure that all community organisations are able to apply for Council’s grant programs.

 

Financial Implications

18.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

19.    Operational risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

20.     Community engagement was conducted including through surveys sent to community organisations, information sessions and online forms on Council’s website. 

 

File Reference

D18/173972

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   CDS022-18        Cultural Development Programs 

Author:              Cultural Development Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

 

 

 

Recommendation:

That Council receive and note the Georges River 2018 Discovery Festival of Community Arts and Artist in Residence programs.

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council’s Cultural Development Officers have been working in consultation with the local arts community on a range of creative and cultural initiatives, as outlined in this report. Key components of the annual cultural program will be showcased in the 2018 Discovery Festival of Community Arts, to be held from 21 September to 27 October 2018.

2.      The Georges River Council Artist in Residence Program will be active from November 2018 to December 2020. Council launched the Program with a public information session on 7 August and online submissions are open until 28 September 2018. A pilot program is currently being run, utilising the services of five previous Council art award winners to trial the newly-renovated Artist in Residence Cottage in Carss Park.

 

2018 Discovery Festival of Community Arts

3.      Since 2005, the Discovery Festival of Community Arts has been coordinated by the Community Development Team, working closely with local community groups, as well as Council’s Libraries, Museum & Gallery and Entertainment teams. It provides Council and the community with an opportunity to showcase many cultural projects, programs and initiatives developed over the previous year.

4.      The Festival activities and events are targeted at the general community but with particular focus on celebrating diversity, building community harmony and engagement with less advantaged community sectors.

5.      The program develops community pride and cohesion through sharing of arts and cultural productions and celebrations, working with and for different age-groups and art-form interests. The festival also includes training and development opportunities for local cultural workers, artists and event supporters, such as people with disabilities through Nova Employment.

6.      This year the Discovery Festival has a main theme of local writing and writers. While there may be fewer events than in previous years, they involve more complex projects and multiple community partners.  Partners include Oatley Writers Group, Kogarah Writers Group, Discovery Writers (Hurstville), Macedonian Literary Association, Las Donas Latin American Women Writers, Australian Ecuadorian Cultural Association, The Film Seen, Jubilee Community Services, the Mental Health Arts Development Group, 3Bridges Community, Bayside Council (through the Georges River and Bayside Arts & Cultural Network), Fiestaville Multicultural Choir, the Australian Macedonian Cultural Association and Kogarah Historical Society.

7.      The 2018 Program will be available in early September: a preliminary schedule of events is attached for the Committee’s consideration.

 

Artist in Residence Program

8.      The Georges River Artist in Residence Program at the Carss Park Artist’s Cottage is now open for applications. Local, regional, national and international artists in all art forms including performers, writers, musicians and visual artists are invited to apply. Applications close on 28 September 2018. Successful artists will be allocated to use the Cottage for periods of up to 3 months between November 2018 and December 2020.

9.      Between 8 August and 28 October 2018, a pilot program with the participation of five local prize-winning artists has been scheduled. These artists will provide Council officers with feedback on their experience, advise improvements, and promote the program to their networks. This also gives recognition and acknowledgement to Council’s local artists, and enables Council to work cooperatively with them and support their professional development. The artists involved in the pilot program are Glenn Locklee, Simon Collins, Steve Lopes, Tetsuya Mori and Vittoria Oriana.

10.    An information night for the Artist in Residence Program was held at the Artist’s Cottage on 7 August 2018, with 20 attendees on the night. Several artists indicated their intention to either apply or refer other artists in their networks to the Program.

11.    The contribution that each artist brings to the Program will enrich Council’s cultural programming, bringing new experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. The Artist in Residence Program contributes to the aims and objectives of Council’s Cultural Strategy Discussion Paper and the development of the Draft Creative Cultural Strategy, Create Georges River.

 

Financial Implications

12.    Within budget allocation.

 

 

Risk Implications

13.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

14.    Community engagement was conducted by developing the 2018 Discovery Festival and Artist in Residence programs in close ongoing collaboration with local community and cultural groups and individuals.

 

File Reference

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Artist in Residence 2018-20 - Cover Sheet and Application Checklist

Attachment 2

Georges River Council Artist in Residence Program postcard

Attachment 3

2018 Discovery Festival draft program

 


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[Appendix 3]          2018 Discovery Festival draft program

 

 

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