HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [ 9.54 pm ]: I rise tonight to acknowledge that this week, between Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June, it is Refugee Week. For those members who do not know, it is an annual celebration of the positive contributions that refugees bring to Australian society. It also encompasses World Refugee Day, which is today, 20 June. According to the United Nations refugee agency, in 2016 there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. That is an inconceivable figure.


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