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Saleem Spindari on Operation Not Forgotten

In March 1990, I fled my home with my parents and extended family members. We didn’t have any clue of where we were heading. We just wanted to run away from the Iraqi troops that were getting closer to our home city of...

Our PM needs to act

Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia Our Prime Minister should follow the powerful example set by US President Joe Biden and recognise that humanitarianism is a core value at the centre of any...

Recognising Australia’s ancient wisdom

Recognising Australia as home to the world’s oldest continuous living culture is central to the nation achieving its potential as a successful and open multicultural society. Much is being said this week about whether...

Media release: Release of medevac refugees

Media release:  Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia The Refugee Council of Australia welcomes the decision by the Federal Government to release dozens of refugees who were previously...