Media Release

ACL support Labor’s move to raise refugee intake

The Australian Christian Lobby today expressed in principle support for the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to raise the refugee intake by 4,000 places.

Managing director, Martyn Iles said, “Australia should be a generous nation when it comes to playing our part in the global crisis of displaced persons.” 

“Even a generous intake will always be small compared to the size of the global refugee crisis, so it is vital that the refugee program should continue to favour the world’s most vulnerable and persecuted minorities.” 

“The recent case of Asia Bibi, and others like her, show that Christians are still amongst the most persecuted minorities in the world.” 

“Australia must keep rising to the challenge when it comes to generosity. That’s the kind of nation we should aspire to be.”

ENDS

 

Media contact: Abigael Wylde  0438 498 360
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