COVID-19 is not a western Sydney problem

Settlement Services International (SSI)

An emerging narrative typifying COVID-19 as a ‘western Sydney problem’ is undermining the pressing need for collaborative action to solve the evolving crisis in NSW, according to community organisation and social business, Settlement Services International (SSI).

Rhetoric in the last 48 hours has drawn a link between the increase in COVID-19 cases in south-west Sydney and the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) demographics of these areas. SSI – which works extensively with migrant and refugee communities and its member migrant resource centres – has seen high rates of compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and a strong desire

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