PEOPLE can learn how Echuca-Moama can better support refugees, when a special guest speaker arrives in town tomorrow.
Linto Thomas works in Loddon Campaspe multicultural support services in Bendigo and will be speaking at the Echuca library from 6pm.
The event doubles as Echuca-Moama Rural Australians for Refugees annual general meeting.
Chair Christine Sebire encouraged everyone to attend especially because of how timely it was given Campaspe Shire has just become a SHEV (Safe Haven Enterprise Visa) shire.
The Safe Haven visa is for refugees who have been in Australia before 2013 and provides protection for five years (as opposed to the three available under the other protection visa).
Now that council has opted into the scheme those who hold a visa of this kind can now live in Campaspe Shire.
In Monday’s Riverine Herald we incorrectly abbreviated the group to RAAF. This is not the abbreviation and we apologise for the confusion.