Refugee Week 2016

Refugee Week – 19 June to 25 June 2016

19 Jun 2016, by Tracey Brown in Blog

Celebrate Refugee Week with us!

Refugee Week has been celebrated since 1986. The current theme for Refugee Week is:

With courage let us all combine

It comes from the second verse of the Australian national anthem, Advance Australia Fair

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas,
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

According to the Refugee Council of Australia, “the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.”

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