Refugees need to know it’s okay to speak out says ADCQ
ENSURING refugees and asylum seekers know their rights is what Ben Cooke does for a living.
The CQ regional manager of the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ) says refugees and asylum seekers don't always realise they can speak out.
"They may have been mistreated in their own country by authorities and that can lead to a fear of speaking out," he said. "They need to know it's ok to talk to us if there's an issue or complaint."
He said there aren't many complaints in the Rockhampton region, however, it was unclear if that was because there weren't any issues or if refugees were unclear of their rights.
Mr Cooke was at the Walk Together event.