Wagga is the perfect example of how a refugee relocation program works, but the national umbrella body for refugees says more can be done to help those seeking asylum.
Refugee Council of Australia chief Paul Power was in Wagga to speak at the local co-ordination gathering of the refugee services in the city and to see what’s happening at a ground level and to talk to refugees that have settled here.
“To hear the refugees comment how they are welcomed by the Wagga community is fantastic to hear,” Mr Power said.
Mr Power asked refugees in Wagga for their issues and ideas to pass on to the federal government.
He is calling on the government to open the channels of conversation about a workable solution to the global refugee situation, rather than turning a blind eye.
“There needs to be better co-operation between the Australian government and other countries on how to manage asylum seekers,” Mr Power said.
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