Catholics for Refugees are delighted to join with many justice groups in congratulating Jasmina Bajaktaric-Hayward on her election as the new head of the Australian Refugee Council.
“This is an historic moment in the history of our country”, said Julie Macken, from Catholics for Refugees. “As millions of us have grieved, watching our country’s inhumane treatment of refugees, we know that Australia needs a new heart and a new way to show mercy – for those urgently seeking safety as they try to escape Afghanistan at this moment, and for those already in Australia, suffering under this country’s injustice and cruelty. Jasmina’s election gives fresh hope for new possibilities.”
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