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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services and Senator for New South Wales, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, today announced the Australian Government’s commitment of $387,591 for three organisations to provide assistance to newly arrived migrants and to foster their full participation in Parramatta and Blacktown.
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells welcomed the $1 million funding announcement made at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast in Canberra this morning by the Prime Minister to expand the activities of the White Ribbon campaign for CALD communities.
We are here today because we share an ongoing commitment to a culturally diverse society. Over the last few decades, successive governments have invested in this sector—to ensure new arrivals can learn, work and fully participate in Australian community life.
Can I begin by also adding my welcome to country.