Graduation of the participants in the Intercultural Futures Fellowship, hosted by Governor Hieu Van Le at Government House (South Australia). The event also includes the presentation of Welcome to Australia ‘Life Membership’ for Kate Leaney and Leah Marrone.
Welcome to Australia hosts a Community Iftar at the Welcome Centre.
The Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) is launched. CRSI is a joint project of the Refugee Council of Australia, Amnesty International Australia, Save the Children Australia, Welcome to Australia, Rural Australians for Refugees and the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce.
Mohammad Al-Khafaji finishes his employment as CEO of Welcome to Australia and is subsequently appointed CEO of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia.
Funded by the Queensland Government, Welcoming Cities commences work in South-West Queensland to support three Local Councils to develop planned approaches to the attraction and retention of migrants in their communities.
Amid the racist rhetoric of ‘African gangs’, Welcoming Cities brings together eight Mayors from across Greater Melbourne to stand in solidarity with African-Australian communities.
Welcome to Australia’s Welcome to the Game program and Football Queensland receive the Multicultural Queensland Ambassador award at the 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards.
Welcome to Australia joins the sector-wide #KidsOffNauru campaign, bringing together ambassadors, partners, supporters and volunteers to advocate for children to be released from offshore detention on Nauru. The tireless advocacy and behind-the-scenes legal representation will result in the last children remaining on Nauru being flown to Australia in 2019.
Aleem Ali is appointed CEO of Welcome to Australia.
Walk Together takes place across Australia, with a Unity Festival hosted in Adelaide, showcasing multicultural cuisines and cultures.
Welcoming Cities is a finalist in the 2018 Human Rights Awards for the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ trophy.
Welcome to Australia formally changes its name to Welcoming Australia.
The City of Newcastle (New South Wales) becomes the 25th member of Welcoming Cities.