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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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Getting refugees into work a triple win – report

23 February 20170 comments

Supporting newly arrived refugees to get work more quickly would pay off for Australia on three fronts – helping the...

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Are the robots coming to take our jobs?

23 February 20170 comments

In predictions that closely mirror some of the xenophobic exhortations we are hearing around the globe currently in...

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Guterres nails his colours to the mast – first major interview

23 February 20170 comments

Solidarity among democratic nations has never been more important in a “largely chaotic world” riven with polarising...

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Poorest nations bearing the biggest refugee burden

23 February 20170 comments

In 2016, 10,901 people sought asylum in Japan but only 28 were accepted. The previous year that figure was just...

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