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Local Lens: Refugees in Regional Australia

20/11/2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


In this panel discussion at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, we’ll consider a global issue through a local lens.

Ballarat is Victoria’s fastest growing regional city and a designated Refugee Welcome Zone. The city has a diverse and active migrant and refugee community, and a strong support from local leadership.

For this conversation, join human rights lawyer Julian Burnside and Ballarat refugee community mentor Deruka Dekuek. We’ll ask: How does the tenor of debate in Canberra – and the nature of all policies affecting humanitarian immigrants – affect the daily lives of refugees in places like Ballarat? And how does it impact the capacity for local communities to provide the support refugees need?

Tickets: $10

Visit www.wheelercentre.com/events/local-lens-refugees-in-regional-australia to find out more and purchase tickets.


Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute
117-119 Sturt St
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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03 5331 3042