Southern Communities Council
is a pluralist organization with representations from Oceania, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Latin America. The SCC Board, one of the very few amongst Australian organizations, comprises local Aboriginal Elders.
The rationale for advocacy for southern communities is due to the fact that these communities were adversely impacted by dual hegemonic suppression in the past:
1. incapacitated infrastructures and public institutions due to colonization
2. restricted access to public resources due to 1960s policies and lack of representation by southern people in governance and decision-making bodies and processes.