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7 June 2017
Murray Bridge celebrated as a beacon of how multiculturalism can turn around regional communities
Picture: Dylan Coker
As published in The Advertiser.
Written by Matt Smith.

When the Sunday Mail visited Murray Bridge, Mr Mansor, a 34-year-old father, whose wife works at Thomas Foods abattoirs, has just finished prayer. “I am a Muslim, so every Friday we pray at the small mosque,” he says.

Mr Mansor, who was an environmental health inspector in Malaysia, used to worry about the perceptions of his religion and feared that people associated it with terrorism. But, in Murray Bridge, he has found not only a lack of prejudice but a familiarity that has made calling the town home much easier.

“There are many Asian people here, it’s a really good community,” he says.

Mr Mansor is one of many migrants who take advantage of the services provided by the Murraylands Migrant Resource Centre, near the town ­centre.

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