Media Release by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

CALD Communities benefit from $1 million White Ribbon funding announcement

Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, welcomed the $1 million funding announcement made at the White Ribbon Day Breakfast in Canberra this morning by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, which will expand the activities of the White Ribbon campaign with a particular focus on new and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Australia.

“As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, and in light of my special portfolio responsibility for multicultural affairs and settlement services, I wholeheartedly welcome today’s announcement,” Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.

“Violence against women knows no cultural bounds and must not be tolerated in any community. I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding flowing throughout our culturally and linguistically diverse communities,” stated Senator Fierravanti-Wells.