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SA community hold vigil in support of

Afghani people

25 August 2021 Last Saturday night, South Australia’s Afghan Community held a vigil at Victoria Square to reflect on the deeply distressing situation that is unfolding in Afghanistan. Amongst the several hundred people attending the event, were, the South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall, the Leader of the Opposition Peter Malinauskas, CEO of Migrant Resource Centre Eugenia Tsoulis, President of the Afghan Community SA Hussain Razaiat, Chair of SAMEAC Adriana Chrstopoulos and members of SAMEAC, members of the African Communities Council of South Australia, the President Bill Gonis and members of the Greek Orthodox Community of SA and many more. “I know many have watched in horror at images coming out of Kabul and Afghanistan- images of despair and desperation”, Premier Marshall said. “But South Australian stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with all those affected by the Afghan conflict, including our serving and ex-serving communities. “I have discussed the situation with the Prime Minister and offered him any assistance that South Australia can provide to help Australia’s response effort”, he concluded. Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has announced the government will allocate 3,000 places to refugees from Afghanistan due to the unfolding crisis. Ms Wahidi, who is the vice president of the Afghan Women’s Organisation in Victoria, said that number was “just not okay” in the face of the unfolding humanitarian crisis. ”We do implore the Morrison government to open more humanitarian visas and welcome more refugees from Afghanistan,” she said. South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas, said if we are serious about supporting the the Afgani community, we must start by granting the 4200 Afghan nationals who are already in Australia on temporary protection visas (TPV) a path to permanent residency and ultimately Australian citizenship. As the South Australian Labor Leader I call on the Federal Government to show some compassion and let these 4200 individuals know that they really can call Australia home.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2020 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

SA community hold vigil in support of

Afghani people

25 August 2021 Last Saturday night, South Australia’s Afghan Community held a vigil at Victoria Square to reflect on the deeply distressing situation that is unfolding in Afghanistan. Amongst the several hundred people attending the event, were, the South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall, the Leader of the Opposition Peter Malinauskas, CEO of Migrant Resource Centre Eugenia Tsoulis, President of the Afghan Community SA Hussain Razaiat, Chair of SAMEAC Adriana Chrstopoulos and members of SAMEAC, members of the African Communities Council of South Australia, the President Bill Gonis and members of the Greek Orthodox Community of SA and many more. “I know many have watched in horror at images coming out of Kabul and Afghanistan- images of despair and desperation”, Premier Marshall said. “But South Australian stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with all those affected by the Afghan conflict, including our serving and ex-serving communities. “I have discussed the situation with the Prime Minister and offered him any assistance that South Australia can provide to help Australia’s response effort”, he concluded. Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has announced the government will allocate 3,000 places to refugees from Afghanistan due to the unfolding crisis. Ms Wahidi, who is the vice president of the Afghan Women’s Organisation in Victoria, said that number was “just not okay” in the face of the unfolding humanitarian crisis. ”We do implore the Morrison government to open more humanitarian visas and welcome more refugees from Afghanistan,” she said. South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas, said if we are serious about supporting the the Afgani community, we must start by granting the 4200 Afghan nationals who are already in Australia on temporary protection visas (TPV) a path to permanent residency and ultimately Australian citizenship. As the South Australian Labor Leader I call on the Federal Government to show some compassion and let these 4200 individuals know that they really can call Australia home.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia