News & Blog

News

Joint statement on marriage equality

Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.

This manifesto provides that services are provided on the basis of equality of access for all, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, language or social status.

Inclusiveness,  fairness, compassion and respect are values we believe in emphatically and we support marriage equality because it is consistent with these  values.  All Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law.

As such, we support a Yes vote in the Australian Federal Government’s marriage law postal survey. We also accept that opinion is divided on this issue and hope for a respectful dialogue during the process.

Cr Margot Smith   and       Patti Manolis

Chair                                        CEO

Back to news

You may also like...

News

Geelong Regional Libraries’ CEO awarded Queen’s Birthday honour

Patti Manolis has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as announced by the Governor-General today.

News

Libraries closed for Queen's Birthday public holiday

All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 10 June. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 11 June.

News

Notice of cancellation of Special Meeting

Please be advised that the Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 29 May 2019 to hear public submissions regarding the GRLC's Draft Budget 2019/20 and Strategic Resource Plan 2019/23 has been cancelled, due to no public submissions being received.

National Reconciliation Week 2019 logo News

National Reconciliation Week 2019

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

News

Unlocking the Vault

We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.

News

Simultaneous storytelling: join in and celebrate the joy of reading

As part of National Simultaneous Storytime, Geelong Regional Library Corporation Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson and fellow local government representatives will guest read Alpacas with Maracas to children at libraries across the region on Wednesday 22 May.