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Refugee Week 2017



Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Celebrated since 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).

In 2017, Refugee Week will be held from 18 June to 24 June.

The theme for Refugee Week for 2015 to 2017 is “With courage let us all combine”.

Taken from the second verse of the national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice.

It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.

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