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Blood feuds, battles and bandits – a refugee’s journey

24 February 20170 comments

Unlike the armed-to-the-teeth Australian soldiers alongside him, young Afghan Nabi went into combat wielding only his language skills.

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From bandrooms to boardrooms

24 February 20170 comments

Stuart Crosby is not your average business leader. A captain of the financial services industry who professes progressive politics; a former pub band musician who dresses in smart business suits; and, a deep and lateral thinker who is also a pragmatist.

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Violence against CALD women a pressing issue

23 February 20170 comments

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are among the most vulnerable victims of family violence and the issue is leading to the stigmatising of some ethnic groups, a new research report says.

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Courage and resilience revealed in a smile

20 January 20170 comments

They say a smile is the light in the window of your soul. For Karen refugee Eh Hta Dah Shee, his beaming face belies a lifetime of struggle, deprivation and hardship.

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Rise of demagogues a threat to human rights – report

17 January 20170 comments

The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe is a threat to basic human rights and the protection of minorities, according to independent think tank Human Rights Watch.

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Rising above violence and racism

19 December 20163 comments

If Indian migrant Sravan Threerthala had turned his back on Australia after a drug-affected teenage thug plunged a large screwdriver through his temple in an unprovoked attack in 2009, no one would have blamed him.

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Happy Christmas – but let’s hope for a better New Year

20 December 20160 comments

As the Christian world pauses for the festive season, much of the planet continues to be mired in conflict, inequality...

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Europe’s migration strategy under fire

20 December 20161 comment

The European Council this week released a communique highlighting its achievements and claiming it had “regained control...

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Global migration – a statistical snapshot

19 December 20161 comment

More than 7,000 migrants have perished or disappeared in 2016, more than in any other previous recorded year, according...

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Reuniting refugee families

16 December 20160 comments

The federal government has been urged to allocate more visas for family reunification and speed up processing times for...

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