Eight Melbourne Mayors Gathered Together to Defend the South-Sudanese Community

group of eight Melbourne mayors gathered together in Brunswick today and take a stand against the media furore over “African gangs”. Mayors from Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Whittlesea, Yarra, Knox, Monash, and Melton took part. The gesture was part of the Welcoming Cities initiative, that is focused on councils improving the experience of new Australians in their communities and helping other residents understand the benefits of migration. Moreland Mayor John Kavanagh explained the choice saying, “We stand together to say that we value the contribution of these residents, deeply appreciate the diversity of culture and experience they bring to our cities.”

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