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Vicki Mau

Vicki is the National Manager – Migration Support Programs at Australian Red Cross, working with teams to address the humanitarian needs of people who have been trafficked, held in immigration detention, separated...

Muzafar Ali

Muzafar Ali is a former refugee from Afghanistan. He is currently living in Adelaide and studies at University of South Australia. He worked for seven years for the United Nations in Afghanistan. His work evolved in...

Arash Bordbar

Arash Bordbar is originally from Iran and lives in Australia. Arash fled his home at the age of 16 and traveled to Malaysia registering as a refugee with UNHCR in Kuala Lumpur. Arash spent five years in Malaysia where...

Om Dhungel

Om Dhungel, formerly a refugee from Bhutan is now a consultant and a practitioner of Strength-Based Approach to refugee settlement and community development. He also operates as a Strategic Connector assisting...

2017 Conference Report

You can read the report by the Refugee Council of Australia and UNSW on the first annual conference held in Sydney on 22-23 February 2017.

Sayed Barkat Hussainizada

Sayed Barkat Hussainizada (Barkat Hussainizada) is an Australian Afghan who came to Australia in 2005. He is an actor, community ambassador, Youth Coordinator, community language teacher and Orthoptic student. Barkat is...

Caroline Fleay

Dr Caroline Fleay is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, where she teaches human rights and conducts research into the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia. She has...

Velvy Holden

Velvy Holden was co-founder of the Australian National Committee on Refugee Women and became the Executive Director of ANCORW. She has worked with refugee women for 35 years in South East Asia and Australia and been...

Omid Tofighian

Omid Tofighian. NCCC and Philosophy, University of Sydney, is a lecturer, researcher, and community advocate, combining philosophy with interests in rhetoric, religion, popular culture, transnationalism, displacement...