15 Oct 2015
Millions of displaced people, particularly children, are fleeing war in Syria, and other parts of the Middle East. Ballarat is well placed to play a strong role within the Australian response.
City of Ballarat and CEOs of major Ballarat stakeholders – Committee for Ballarat, Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council, United Way, Ballarat Foundation and Ballarat Community Health yesterday jointly pledged commitment to Ballarat as an active destination for settlement of refugee families.
John Kilgour, Committee for Ballarat CEO, stated: "I have put it to Ballarat people that we should consider what we can offer. Ballarat people are telling us they want to step up to the challenge and be part of the Australian offer of help."