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Refugee Week 2016

RW MIGRATION BLOG2

From long-standing conflicts to enduring success: the contributions of former refugees to Australia’s economy and community.

Australia has a proud history of helping some of the world’s most vulnerable people through our Refugee and Humanitarian Programme. By the end of June 2016, Australia will have resettled more than 840,000 refugees and people in humanitarian need since the end of World War II.

People who have come to Australia through the Humanitarian Programme enrich Australia’s diversity with their cultures, skills and experiences. Many humanitarian entrants display drive, resilience, and courage as they strive to participate fully in Australian society.

We will celebrate Refugee Week 2016 from 19 to 25 June, encompassing World Refugee Day on 20 June. This year we are recognising the achievements of people who have resettled in Australia through the Humanitarian Programme who have driven innovation, created successful businesses, or achieved academic success.

Read more: www.border.gov.au/refugeeweek

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Great to see Australia's Refugee program being celebrated.

I have a number of friends who fled Vietnam in the 70s - on boats - and who have since reached senior positions in business and government.

The drive and determination to succeed that many refugees have is quite inspiring.

Mark