May 11th, 2021
More than 20 community groups are prepared to immediately begin privately sponsoring refugees to Australia should the federal government approve a new program modelled on a Canadian policy.
Following her keynote address at the Philanthropy Australia National Conference last month, Canadian senator Ratna Omidva said: “Community sponsorship of refugees provides a powerful tool both for nation-building and social cohesion. It is a policy framework and practice that enables ordinary citizens to take the lead in helping refugees settle in a new country through the provision of financial, emotional and practical support.”
Read full article at The Guardian Australia