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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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A migrant’s flight from fear

17 February 20170 comments

Nelson Venturini’s journey to Australia began in 2009 when he was kidnapped by a criminal gang in his native...

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Poet evokes the tragedy of Syria

17 February 20170 comments

A Melbourne poet has penned a visceral and haunting work evoking the human tragedy of the destruction of the ancient...

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Rethinking the history of prehistoric migration

15 February 20170 comments

Conventional history tells us that Europeans went from hunter-gatherers to farmers because of an influx of migrants from...

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Asylum seekers trek into Canada to escape Trump

15 February 20170 comments

In scenes that have not been seen in the US since the Civil War, refugees are trekking across country on...

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