Paris Aristotle – Victorian State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017 – Statement
Statement from Lynne Haultain, Chair, Board of Management, Foundation House
On behalf of Foundation House clients, staff and Board of Management I congratulate our CEO, Paris Aristotle AM, on his selection as a Victorian State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017. Paris has led our organisation for nearly three decades and has been a tireless advocate for refugees and asylum seekers.
We are most proud that he has been nominated by Victoria and that his outstanding work in advancing the health, wellbeing and human rights of survivors of torture and trauma, and his contribution to our nation, has been recognised in this way.
The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly-respected Australians and we extend our congratulations to all the other nominees. For more information please visit the Australian of the Year website, click here.
Lynne Haultain, Chair