Leeton’s Afghani community feature in ABC’s ‘Back Roads’.

News July 2022

Leeton is a success story 2022

The Riverina town of Leeton NSW, champions the cause for welcoming and supporting migrant refugees into the community.

On Monday, 11th July 2022, ABC’s “Back Roads” featured Leeton – “Australia’s Friendliest Town”. This series sees Heather Ewart travelling to Leeton, to find people from 30 different nationalities who have been welcomed into the community. The Mayor of Leeton, Paul Maytom speaks of the support services available, whilst the local multicultural officer, Ken Dach finds many ways to unite people to help them settle into a new life.

Please watch this edition of the program as it demonstrates the excellent work so many support services provide, including Centacare SWNSW who support new migrants settle in, gain citizenship and be included and valued members in such warm communities as our very own Leeton.

Watch Series 8 Leeton, NSW

Australian Citizenship Announcement for Leeton

L-R: Paul Maytom – Mayor of Leeton, Joanne Fitzpatrick – Centacare’s Settlement Engagement and Transition Support Worker and Ken Dach – Multicultural Affairs Coordinator.

We would also like to celebrate the five Afghani men Centacare helped to gain Australian Citizenship after waiting for over 11 years.  We’d also like to extend our congratulations to six Afghani families who have purchased homes to permanently settle in Leeton.  We are proud to be able to help the Afghani community and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.

Learn more about Centacare’s Settlement Engagement Transition Services (SETS) 

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