Local Rural Australians for Refugees meet politicians
“We let them know the perspective of our members.
“Rural people believe in a fair go, and we don’t believe refugees and asylum seekers are getting a fair go.”
Ms Sellstrom said the organisation has attracted
THE concerns of Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) were brought to Parliament House last week, where president Marie Sellstrom, of Mansfield, and national treasurer Margaret Rasa of Castlemaine met with key politicians.
“We were able to build relationships with people such as Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi), Mike Kelly (MHR, EdenMonaro), Senator Richard Di Natale and Senator Sam Dastyari on behalf of RAR’s member branches,” Ms Sellstrom told the sdick@ nemedia.com.au more than 4000 members from around regional Australia.
“It’s about time leadership was shown in this area - we cannot keep torturing people and we have to find a solution,” she said.
“It’s become a game of politics between Trump and Turnbull.
“Our members are very worried now that it has gone on for so long - in some cases five years - and people still have no certainty about their future.”
The passionate refugee advocate indicated her visit to Canberra would be the first of many.