What Labor's draft National Platform means for refugees
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About The Event
Join us on Thursday 19th November for an important discussion of Labor’s position on refugees in the draft ALP National Platform.
We’ll be joined by Councillor Linda Scott, Kate Leaney (Welcoming Australia), Esta Paschalidis-Chilas (Settlement Services International) and Jenny Haines (Labor for Refugees).
Labor's National Platform provides members and supporters in the community with a clear statement of Labor’s beliefs, values and program for government and outlines the key priorities for Labor.
The draft platform is currently open for consultation and all party members have an opportunity to make a submission and have your say.
If you want to see Labor have a more compassionate position on refugees and people seeking asylum don’t miss this discussion, and make sure you make a submission!
More on our speakers:
Linda Scott – City of Sydney Councillor, elected President of Local Government NSW and former co-convenor of Labor for Refugees.
Esta Paschalidis-Chilas – Esta is a mum and social services leader with over 30years experience and the grand daughter of refugees from Asia Minor who settled in Greece after fleeing the region in the early 1900s . A former CEO of a Migrant Resource Centre in Sydney and former Councillor on Canterbury Council. Esta also served on the Board of the Refugee Council of Australia for almost 10 years and for 3 of those years as Chairperson. Currently she leads Government & Member Relations at Settlement Services International, sits on the Board of Sydney Alliance and Warakirri College.
Kate Leany – Welcoming Australia – has stepped in at the last minute as her colleague Aleem Ali is unable to join us. As Campaigns and Communications Manager for Welcoming Australia - a non-partisan movement and organisation whose objectives include; to meet the practical, emotional and social needs of migrants including refugees, as well as to cultivate a culture of welcome in Australian communities, public discourse, political debate and legislation.
Jennifer Haines - Jenny is NSW co-convenor of Labor for Refugees, a group of Labor party members and trade unionists who fight for Labor to have an unequivocally decent policy on people seeking asylum and refugees, on wholly based on Labor values of compassion, fairness and generosity.