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School communities take on role for refugee support

Schools, and everyone who works in them, play a vital role in supporting refugees, people seeking asylum and people from a refugee or asylum seeker background.

The Queensland Union movement was proud to stand in February this year in the campaign to protect Baby Asha and #LetThemStay and has continued its involvement in pushing for Australia to honour its international obligations to refugees and people seeking asylum.

Responding to calls from members to lead the voice of teachers, principals and education support workers on this issue, the Queensland Teachers’ Union (QTU) and Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory Branch (IEUQNT) have jointly created a new special interest group for members of our respective unions: Teachers for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum (TRAPSA).

The Launch was a great event featuring Iranian Refugee and former Yeronga High Student Mojgan Shamsalipoor who has been released from detention after a two-year battle.

Facebook users should take a moment to “LIKE” the page and find out more about how you can be involved in TRAPSA and fight for those just seeking a better life for themselves and their families.