Friday, January 28, 2005

A REFUGEE FRIENDLY CITY

The Local Government Councils in South Australia have deliberately adopted cultural diversity as a framework for policy development and planning in the 21st century, following the Refugee Council of Australia initiative on the “Declaration of a Refugee Friendly City”. This initiative gives local governments the opportunity to declare their commitment to refugees and migrants.

Meanwhile, the South Australian councils that have declared themselves Refugee Friendly include the Mitcham City Council, Murray Bridge Council, Gawler Town Council, City of Prospect, City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters and the City of Marion.

Others are on the verge of adopting the Declaration.

Thus, according to the Refugee Council of Australia, the Declaration of Refugee Friendly City is simply a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees and migrants into the community and upholding human rights.


www.refugeecouncil.org.au/
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