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Canberra: The Welcome Petition
23 February 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jessica Hackett arrives in Canberra with her Welcome Petition
This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the generosity of the people of Australia. We are a nation that values mateship and giving people a fair go no matter where they are from. It makes us feel helpless to think that there are people out there who have to flee their homes and are often torn apart from their families. It makes us feel helpless because we are unable to do our bit to welcome asylum seekers and refugees. We want to build positive relationships with asylum seekers who will enrich our diverse culture, our sense of solidarity and assist our economy’s growth.