Multicultural Development Association focused on helping

"IT'S important we don't let extremists change our view of the world and of people."

Multicultural Development Association (MDA) Regional Development Manager Jill Armstrong. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin
Multicultural Development Association (MDA) Regional Development Manager Jill Armstrong. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin Lisa Benoit

That's the view of Multicultural Development Association's regional development manager Jill Armstrong who said the Paris terrorist attacks were terribly sad, but residents shouldn't let the attacks change their view on refugees and asylum seekers.

"I don't think (the attacks had) anything to do with refugees; it's to do with people with extreme views and you get extremists in all religions," Ms Armstrong said.

MDA work with refugees and asylum seekers to help them integrate into communities, including finding employment.

"For us we still work positively and want to promote positives that (refugees) bring to communities and the community appreciates that."

According to MDA, there are more than 1000 asylum seekers within the region.



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