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Mayor clarifies offer to resettle Syrian refugees

17 September 2015

Following yesterday’s Council Meeting, Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown has confirmed that:

  • After being contacted by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad he had offered to assist, should Queensland receive a request from the Australian Government, to resettle refugees from Syria.
  • There has been absolutely no contact from the Australian Government to Western Downs Regional Council at this time regarding the resettlement of refugees.
  • If, at some point in the future, refugees are to be resettled, Western Downs Regional Council believes that it will be vital for the State and Federal Governments to work with the Council on a community information and consultation program.

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