MAYOR RESPONDS TO REFUGEES
NORTH Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers believes accepted refugees could be beneficial for the region.
“Council wouldn’t be investigating this if we did not think it would be beneficial to the region,” she said. “Studies show that multiculturalism increases culture and there are success stories of regional areas embracing people from different cultures.”
She said if refugees were to come to the region, the council would not discriminate against them based on religion.
“We could never have a position on the types of refugees and type of Australian people that come into our region,” she said.
“That thought process is ridiculous.”
She said she wouldn’t be surprised if there were already refugees living in the North Burnett.
“Refugees do make up part of the fabric of society in Australia,” Cr Chambers said.
“I’m sure some have found their way into our region, as they do to all regions in Australia.”
A GOOD THING: Mayor Rachel Chambers says the council would not investigate re-settling refugees here if there was no benefit.