SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
CHRIS BOWEN MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY MEMBER FOR MCMAHON
LABOR WILL PROVIDE $500,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE ASSYRIAN COMMUNITY
An Albanese Labor Government will provide $500,000 in funding to the Assyrian National Council (ANC) for a dedicated office in Western Sydney.
PO Box 34, Fairfield NSW 1860 Australia. Mobile: 0407 235349
Email: email@example.com For more information visit our Website: www.ancau.org
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The Assyrian National Council is highly respected by service providers, community members and politicians from both sides of the aisle.
Assyrians face persecution in their homelands of Iraq and Syria, most recently at the hands of ISIS. Australia, and Western Sydney in particular, has provided refuge for many Assyrians for decades. Organisations such as the ANC are essential to the preservation of their rich culture and assisting new migrants in settling into their new home in Australia.
An Albanese Labor Government will partner with the ANC in providing $500,000 to build on the services they deliver.
The funding will primarily go towards renting office space, purchasing furniture and office equipment and the storage of records, as well as assisting in the coordination of programs and events that they organise, including today’s Assyrian New Year Festival at Fairfield Showground.
It is important that our newest Australians can continue to celebrate their culture and contribute to the fabric of our great multicultural country.
That’s what Labor will help achieve with this funding.
SUNDAY, 27 MARCH 2022