Refugee Council of Australia

Louise Olliff

Dr Louise Olliff works as a senior advisor for the Refugee Council of Australia, where she has been employed in policy, research and advocacy roles since 2009. Her current role focusses on RCOA’s international and...

Aung Soe Naing, Habiburahman (Habib)

Habib arrived by boat in Australia at the end of 2009  and spent 32 months in Australian detention centres before being released. Habib is the founder and spokesperson for the Australian Burmese Rohingya Organization...

Susan Alfayadh

As a person of a refugee background, Susan is especially passionate about creating change on the issues that affect the daily lives of people seeking asylum. Her personal experience has informed her...

Amir Taghinia

Amir Taghinia is a human rights activist, writer and is currently studying law at college. Amir is a former detainee of Manus Island. Amir fled Iran on his own when he was 15 years old and sought asylum in Australia in...

Sarvenaz Almasi

Sarvenaz Almasi known by Naz is a 24 years old Iranian-Kurdish asylum seeker, who fled her home 5 years ago for the fear of her life from the government and as a result of her  advocating for women’s rights in Tehran...

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...

Elisha Riggs

Dr Elisha Riggs is a Senior Research Fellow and co-leader of the Refugee and Migrant Research Program in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families research group at the Murdoch Children Research Institute. Elisha is a public...

Mahammed Junite

Mahammed Junite, is currently completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, majoring in Structural Engineering. Mahammed lived in Malaysia for 6 years as a refugee and completed his high school education there...

Yarrie Bangoura

Yarrie Bangura is a writer, performer, musician, visual artist, textile designer and public speaker. In 2015-16, she was a performer and writer in The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe which toured Australia and the...

Erika Feller

From 2005 to April 2013 Ms Feller held the post of Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), one of the four top management positions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This was the culmination of a...