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Inner West Council

Inner westOur purpose

We are here to be of service to our local community and make the Inner West a great place to be.

These are the ways our Council has welcomed refugees: 

  • The Community Refugee Welcome Centre demonstrates our active work with the refugee community in partnership with SSI.  Refugee-led programs and strategy operating from a Human Rights based framework 
  • We partnered with SSI to receive donations for Afghan refugees last year – the centre was used to gather donations across the Inner West for a period of 2-3 months 
  • Inner West Council unanimously passed a Notice of Motion ‘Welcoming refugees from Afghanistan’ – details below. 
  • Partly funded a short documentary made by Addison Road Community Centre about a group of Afghan girls who made it to Australia –One Fine Evening in April  

  • Inner West Council offered emergency funding to many community organisations last year, including the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Media Release 

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