Jamila Rizvi

“My family migrated to Australia from India when my dad was just 8 years old. The White Australia Policy was still law at that time and yet my family were welcomed with open arms into the Australian community.

It is this spirit of respect, acceptance and empathy -as well as a recognition of the mutual benefit that immigration brings – that should be the foundation of Australia’s approach to immigration policy and most particularly our humanitarian and refugee programs.” -Jamila Rizvi