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Monday 17th June 2019

Woodlea pays homage to refugees in Refugee Week

This Refugee Week, Woodlea is celebrating the refugees in our community, raising awareness of those who have come to Australia seeking a better life.


Held from 16-22 June, this annual week aims to raise awareness about issues affecting the community, as well as celebrating the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.


To tie into this year’s theme ‘Share a meal, share a story’, Woodlea is encouraging its residents to recognise their refugee neighbours, understanding the hardships they have faced in making the decision to leave their homeland for a new life.


With over 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, Australia has resettled or permanently protected 18,750 refugees.


At Woodlea, we believe it is part of the country’s duty of care to nurture and support these individuals as we will undoubtedly benefit greatly from their endless skills and talents across a number of varied industries.


There are a range of events being held throughout the week across the state in honour of Refugee Week. Most notably one hosted by Melton City Council which aims to understand its local refugee residents and the journey they have been on to get to where they are today.


On Wednesday 19th June, Melton City Council are hosting a lunch at Lakeview Senior College in Caroline Springs to hear and share the inspiring stories of Refugees and people seeking asylum. From 12pm-2pm, attendees will be entertained with cultural performances and indulge in a range of cultural food.


This local event aims to bring all races together, giving locals the opportunity to connect with one another through common ground and shared experiences.


For more details about the Melton City Council event, visit

For more information about refugee week, visit

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