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National Tour of the Refugee Welcome Scroll

National Tour of the Refugee Welcome Scroll
26 June 2018

Mayor Andrew Lee is pictured holding the Welcome Scroll with Mount Gambier Migrant Resource Centre Manager Anelia Blackie (left) and Rural Australians for Refugees & Refugee Council of Australia's Jan Govett.
Mayor Andrew Lee is pictured holding the Welcome Scroll with Mount Gambier Migrant Resource Centre Manager Anelia Blackie (left) and Rural Australians for Refugees & Refugee Council of Australia's Jan Govett
Mayor Andrew Lee is pictured holding the Welcome Scroll with Mount Gambier Migrant Resource Centre Manager Anelia Blackie (left) and Rural Australians for Refugees & Refugee Council of Australia's Jan Govett.

During Refugee Week 17 - 23 June 2018, City of Mount Gambier Mayor Andrew Lee signed the Rural Australians for Refugees and Refugee Council of Australia Refugee Welcome Scroll.

The six metre Welcome Scroll has toured Australia during the past 12 months and aims to confirm Local Government commitment to welcoming refugees into local communities.

In 2015, the City of Mount Gambier resolved to sign the Refugee Welcome Zone Declaration, joining 113 other councils throughout Australia. The declaration is a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into our community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in our community.

The aim of the Refugee Council’s Refugee Welcome Zones is to promote the adoption of flexible, humane and constructive policies toward refugees and people seeking asylum by local governments and their communities.

For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on (08) 8721 2577 or awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Mayor Lee signing the Refugee Welcome Scroll
Mayor Lee signing the Refugee Welcome Scroll
Mayor Lee signing the Refugee Welcome Scroll