Greater Dandenong celebrates Refugee Week 2017

Refugee Week 2017 is an opportunity to celebrate those refugees in Greater Dandenong who are building a better life in Australia and are contributing to our wonderfully diverse community.

The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP

Shadow Attorney General
Shadow Minister for National Security
Federal Member for Isaacs

Clare O’Neil MP
Shadow Minister for Justice
Federal Member for Hotham


Julian Hill MP

Federal Member for Bruce

 

GREATER DANDENONG CELEBRATES REFUGEE WEEK 2017

Refugee Week 2017 is an opportunity to celebrate those refugees in Greater Dandenong who are building a better life in Australia and are contributing to our wonderfully diverse community. 

There’s a strong, vibrant and multicultural society in Greater Dandenong and we welcome refugees who have settled and call our community home.

Refugees have contributed to all aspects of life in Greater Dandenong – they’re our colleagues, our classmates, our neighbours and our friends. They have all made Dandenong and Melbourne a better place to live for all of us.

As the Federal Members for Isaacs, Hotham and Bruce we are looking forward to celebrating alongside our community as part of the Refugee Week 2017.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the many settlement and migrant services in Greater Dandenong for the continuous work they do year round to help refugees settle in our community.

Labor recognises the invaluable contribution refugees make to our communities across Australia and also recognises that we as a country can do more to address the global humanitarian crisis.

That is why Labor took to the last election a commitment to increase Australia’s annual humanitarian intake to 27,000 by 2025, all whilst ensuring refugees can progress with their claims safely and securely.

Refugee Week 2017 runs from 18-24 June and encompasses United Nations World Refugee Day on 20 June.

Greater Dandenong is a place we can all call home and we encourage local residents to join in the celebrations of Refugee Week 2017. More information about Refugee Week events in Greater Dandenong is available at: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/events

 

FRIDAY, 16 JUNE 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: PHILLIP CLARKE (DREYFUS) 0498 490 466
                              JAKE KAHANE (O’NEIL) 0422 723 491
                              CALLUM DRAKE (HILL) 0437 225 586