Faruqi voices concern on race legislation at multicultural forum

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Dr Mehreen Faruqi at the Multicultural Forum in Parliament House

Greens NSW Multiculturalism spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has thanked community who attended a multicultural forum at Parliament House earlier this week. More than 30 people attended the forum to strengthen community networks and discuss challenged faced by migrant communities.

“As someone from the South Asian community, I understand that the migrant and multicultural experience differs significantly in Australia.

“The participants discussed common issues facing their communities, including cuts to services, homelessness, affordable housing, domestic violence, racism and the way communities are depicted in the media.

“We were also joined by some organisations dedicated to anti-racism work and who are particularly concerned about the Federal Government’s plans to change the racial discrimination act.

“We agreed that such events are important to continue a dialogue between Greens and the community and also as a forum for networking – I look forward to coordinating a similar forum later in the year in Western Sydney.”

Published in Indian magazine, Australia

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