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Media Release – SCoA congratulates the new Coalition Government

The Settlement Council of Australia congratulates the Coalition on its re-election and looks forward to working with the Morrison Government to support the needs of refugees and other new migrants settling in Australia.

Dewani Bakkum, Chair of the SCoA Board, said, “SCoA congratulates Prime Minister Morrison and SCoA looks forward to working with the Coalition Government to meet the complex needs of refugee and migrant communities, which will support a strong, cohesive and inclusive Australia.

“In particular SCoA is calling on the Government to work with the settlement sector to ensure quick and easy access for all refugees and other migrants to English language classes, specialist employment services and other essential support that is so crucial to successfully settling new members of the Australian community.”

Ms Bakkum noted the Government’s commitment to increasing regional settlement and said, “SCoA looks forward to working with the Morrison Government, communities and the settlement sector to make sure that services and supports are in place for new arrivals in those areas.”

Tammy Wolffs 0419 988 059.