| June 20, 2018

REFUGEE WEEK 2018

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the people who come to Australia through the Refugee and Humanitarian Program, enriching our society and strengthening our economy.

Every year, Refugee Week is celebrated around the country. This year Refugee Week is held between Sunday 17 June and Saturday 23 June and coincides with international events to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June. 

The theme for Australia’s Refugee Week this year is ‘refugee entrepreneurship and regional employment’.

The Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum MP said the Murray electorate has benefitted greatly from settlement of people under the Humanitarian Program.

“The Murray electorate is one of the most culturally diverse electorates in Australia. Our community has, and continues to; welcome people from all around the world to live harmoniously in the best part of our country. 

“We are one of the world’s top contributors to international refugee resettlement efforts having resettled more than 880,000 people since the end of the Second World War,” Mr Drum said.

“The Coalition Government continues our long-standing commitment to the Humanitarian Program providing over 20,200 offshore visas in 2017-18 – the most in three decades.”

Further information regarding Australia’s Refugee Week events visit www.refugeeweek.org.au/

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