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Supporting refugee family reunification will be discussed this Friday in Mullumbimby. Ballina Region for Refugees is bringing together a range of refugee support and advocacy groups, faith groups and social justice groups on the Far North Coast to advocation for changes to the federal governments refugee family reunion policies leading up too the federal elections.

They are highlighting the impact of that government restrictions around visas, increased costs and punitive decisions and how they have led to the separation of refugee families.

‘These policies continue to have devastating effects on the mental, scale and communal health of refugee families,’ said organisers.

If you or a group you are involved in would like to get involved you are invited to join the information session at the Uniting Church in Mullumbimby on the corner of Valley and Whine Streets this Friday 14 December at 6pm or find out more online.


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