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Ballarat: Local Lens: Refugees in Regional Australia

20 November 2019 @ 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.

Mass human displacement is one of the most complex ethical and legal global challenges of our time. Australia’s response to asylum seeker arrivals has attracted controversy over the years, including criticism from the United Nations. Last year, the federal government commissioned a report into integration, employment, and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants. We’re still awaiting the results of this report.

20th Nov. 6pm – 7.15pm at Mechanics Institute Sturt St. Ballarat, Will need to book online – link below. 
Guest speaker Julian Burnside and Deruka, a local refugee community mentor in conversation.


$10, plus a one-off transaction fee of $4.00 per order. ($2 from every ticket will go to Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council and Centre for Multicultural Youth Ballarat.)


20 November 2019
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm