The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) welcomes the government’s decision to increase Australia’s annual humanitarian intake from 17,875 to 20,000. This restores Australia’s humanitarian intake to 2012-13 levels, and is a positive step towards Australia doing more for refugees.
FECCA Chairperson Mr Carlo Carli said, “We welcome the government’s decision to increase the humanitarian intake. This sends a strong message that Australia stands in solidarity with refugees, offering them a chance to rebuild their lives in a safe and welcoming community.”
FECCA CEO Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji said, “More than two million refugees are currently in need of resettlement around the world. We commend the government for delivering on its commitment and working towards restoring Australia’s reputation by doing more for refugees.”
FECCA remains dedicated to working hand in hand with the government, our sector partners and the broader community to foster a welcoming and inclusive society for all. Throughout Australia’s history, refugees and humanitarian entrants have played an important role in Australia’s society by contributing to the economy, enriching the culture and strengthening the vibrant multicultural nation that Australia is today.
FECCA is the national peak body representing people from multicultural communities and their organisations across Australia. Through the membership of state, territory, and regional councils, we represent over 1,500 community organisations and their members.
For over 40 years, FECCA has proudly worked alongside multicultural communities, the broader Australian society and Government to build an Australia where everyone, no matter their background or how long they have lived in this country, can belong, and thrive equally without barriers.
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