Migrants tell minister stories of challenges
Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson and Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge visited Katanning to meet with Shire officials, community groups and locals earlier this month.
Mr Wilson, who hails from Katanning, personally invited the minister to visit the town two weeks ago.
“I invited the minister to Katanning to showcase my home town, which is the most multicultural community in regional WA and a great success story,” he said.
“It was also an opportunity to introduce the minister to representatives of the migrant community and discuss common issues that new arrivals are confronted with in Australia.
“We met with people from the Malay and Karen communities and spoke about challenges attaining English language skills and support for migrants in rural and remote areas.
“The minister and I also met a South African farmer who shared a deeply personal experience about his journey to Australia and a family tragedy that occurred after he left his homeland.”
Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson and Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge with members of the Shire and local community groups.