WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch - With short brown hair and a goa­tee beard and mous­tache. He was wear­ing a white base­ball cap with three blue stripes on the peak, black long sleeve jumper, dark coloured shorts with black and white san­dals. If you know the iden­tity of this per­son or have a

ONE of the re­ally en­joy­able as­pects of work­ing along­side mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, like you, who re­side or work in the South East cor­ri­dor is get­ting to meet some re­ally in­ter­est­ing peo­ple- of­ten from di­verse cul­tural back­grounds. The var­i­ous life ex­pe­ri­ences, cul­ture, food and lan­guage of mem­bers of our com­mu­nity con­trib­ute to the rich ta­pes­try of peo­ple who make up our so­ci­ety. I am for­tu­nate to be able to work along­side, to lis­ten and be im­pacted by the life sto­ries of some of those new to our com­mu­nity at Hu­man­i­tar­ian Set­tle­ment Ser­vice ori­en­ta­tion ses­sions. Last week I was hon­oured to be in­vited to ad­dress mem­bers of the Aus­tralian Arab As­so­ci­a­tion at the com­mence­ment of the cel­e­bra­tion of Ramadan. Though an out­sider, the As­so­ci­a­tion wel­comed me and en­cour­aged in­clu­siv­ity for all that at­tended. WA Po­lice en­cour­ages the same. Ev­ery­one, no mat­ter your back­ground or what lan­guage you speak has the right to and should feel safe, in their home and in our com­mu­nity. –

PERTH

South East Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Co-or­di­na­tor Matt Sharp

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