Refugee Council of Australia

Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar Kasynathan came to Australia with his family seeking refuge from the early years of the civil war in Sri Lanka. He has worked with asylum seekers & refugee communities in Victoria, the Northern Territory and...

Malual Madhal Mawien

Mal was born in South Sudan and arrived in Australia in 2000. As someone who is focused on ensuring the best possible supports are available for his community and others, Malual’s commitments and achievements were...

Mohamed Assaf

Mohamed Assaf is Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in Engineering, HV/LV, Power Industry, and Building Services. He has experience in major projects delivery and design management for large projects...

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...

Waleed Alkhazrajy

Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy is 50 something years old, from Iraq, the cradle of civilization. Waleed left Iraq in a hurry in 1995. He arrived uninvited without a visa to the northern shores of Australia in 1996 and was...

Khadija Gbla

Khadija Gbla is a very passionate and inspiring African Australian woman. She is an award winning human rights activist, inspirational speaker, facilitator and consultant. She has displayed great courage and...

Sangeetha Pillai

Dr Sangeetha Pillai is a constitutional lawyer and a Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. She is an expert on Australian citizenship law, and the constitutional...

Zita Ngor

Zita Adut Deng Ngor graduated with Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Studies in 2003. In 2009 she completed a Master of Public and International Law at Melbourne University and...

Ismail Alizada

My name is Ismail Alizada, I am a former refugee from Afghanistan. I arrived in Australia in 2010. Since 2010 I have been living in Adelaide. I am currently running my own Signage and printing business called Ezi Sign &...

Sara Shengeb

Sara came to Australia as a political refugee from Eritrea six years ago.  Since her arrival, she has been a strong advocate for empowering and engaging young people to shape the policies that influence their lives...