Refugee wel­come zone

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

The Welling­ton Shire Coun­cil in Gipp­s­land is be­ing urged to de­clare a refugee wel­come zone.

La­trobe City Coun­cil, Bass Coast and South Gipp­s­land Shire Coun­cil have al­ready done the same.

Why hasn't Baw Baw Shire Coun­cil acted on this front? It would pro­mote har­mony, so­cial co­he­sion and re­spect for hu­man rights.

The dec­la­ra­tion could also be an ex­cel­lent way to take a strong stand against racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion, and help fos­ter a cul­ture of mu­tual re­spect and diver­sity.

Bella Clif­ford, War­ragul

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