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Mayors in western Sydney say the federal authorities has assured them their suburbs is not going to grow to be a “dumping floor” for the repatriated Australian relations of Islamic State fighters, and the ladies will probably be resettled wherever their households lived.

As we’ve already reported at this time, Dwelling Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil was joined by McMahon MP Chris Bowen when she met with Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun and Campbelltown mayor George Greiss for a safety briefing at this time on the repatriation operation.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone. Credit score:9

The federal government’s resolution to resettle so-called “IS brides” has triggered criticism from the mayors, who argue it poses safety dangers and can re-traumatise refugees who’ve fled Islamic State violence in Iraq and Syria.

Talking after the assembly, O’Neil mentioned the primary 4 girls and 13 kids who have been repatriated from a Syrian refugee camp in October have been “returning to the place they got here from”.

She wouldn’t present additional particulars on their whereabouts. O’Neil mentioned senior officers from ASIO and the Australian Federal Police had attended the briefing, which she described as “collaborative”.

Carbone mentioned the mayors had been instructed the repatriated girls and youngsters can be resettled with their households, and never essentially all in Sydney’s west.

“It’s actually clear to me that after this dialogue that western Sydney is not going to be used as a dumping floor, which is nice information for our neighborhood,” he mentioned after Friday’s assembly.

“Which means households will probably be repatriated in Melbourne, and they are going to be repatriated to Perth, and they are going to be repatriated in Queensland, wherever these households are.”

Carbone mentioned the minister “took on board … the true victims are the refugees, these individuals who really fled ISIS”.

The mayors mentioned they believed no less than one of many repatriated girls had been resettled in certainly one of their native authorities areas.

O’Neil mentioned the federal government had labored by the operation to repatriate the ladies rigorously and for “a lot of months”. She mentioned no selections had been made on repatriating any extra Australian residents than had already been returned.

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