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In the News: Private groups ready to cover costs and support refugees

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

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