Apolina Balebanga

Multicultural Youth Australia

My name is Apolina Balebanga. I migrated to Australia in 2008 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Law and International Relations- motivated by my passion for legality and the importance of ensuring fundamental legal doctrine such as the rule of law. I am a member of the Multicultural Youth Council from the Ipswich region. I am also a member of the Ipswich Youth Council. I am generally motivated by my passion to ensure young people are being heard nationally and locally. More specifically, I am an advocate for equal opportunity and work to ensure that opportunities are effectively communicated to young people of migrant and refugee background.

Apolina will be speaking on the panel ' Spotlight on regional communities' on Thursday 13 February 

    2.15pm - 3.45pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Parallel Session: Spotlight on regional communities

    The Australian Government recently announced plans to resettle 50% of refugees in regional areas. In this session, panellists will look at what this means for both the people in question and their host communities


    Ana Pocrnjic, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma


    Emmanuel Mosinni, Regional Opportunities Australia
    Apolina Balebanga, Multicultural Youth Queensland
    Cr Paul Antonio ,Mayor Toowoomba Regional Council
    Peta Marks, Federal For Refugees


    RAPPP 1 Main Auditorium