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Hazara refugee now doctor tells modern day refugee success story

Hazara refugee now doctor tells modern day refugee success story

By Tony Moore Hazara refugee, now doctor Homa Forotan is just one Brisbane example of a modern-day Australian refugee success story. And as she said, “I am just one of a million success stories in Australia today.” Dr Homa Forotan went to the Milpera Migrant School at Graceville – an unheralded jewel in Brisbane’s migrant […]

More than 20,000 asylum seekers receive work rights after years living in forced destitution

By  Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter How sweet it is to wake to a new day – a day with a shape, a day with meaning. Hamid Ali rises early. He pours tea into a thermos, pulls on a vest and steps outside into the morning chill. Then he starts to smile. “Two years I have been in Australia and there was nothing,” he says. “We had no […]

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Asylum seekers’ plight in focus at insightful breakfast

By Dr. Marco Ceccarelli It is difficult to hear the personal account of Mr Ashraff Mohammad, a former refugee from Afghanistan who belongs to the Hazara ethnic minority, without being shaken to the core and feeling like more needs to be done for those seeking asylum in Australia. Mr Mohammad recently told his story at […]

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Frontiers of Hope – Indonesia To Australia

by Jewel Topsfield Australia resettled 11,600 people in 2014. But in our neighbourhood, thousands of genuine refugees remain in limbo. Khadim Dai is one. Khadim Dai has met Oscar-winning filmmakers and Indonesian politicians. He was a panellist on the SBS show Insight and is being recruited by the art school at Monash University in Melbourne, […]

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Joeys-selection-caps-roar-teens-amazing-journey

By Brisbane Roar Hazara Roar player Rahmat Akbari has been named in the Joeys squad aiming to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Brisbane Roar’s Hazara teenager Rahmat Akbari is living the Australian football dream.  The 15-year-old from Edens Landing has been named in a national squad to begin preparing for qualification for […]

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‘We nearly died’: Hazara refugee risks everything for new life

Zahir Hassan Zada was a teenager when he fled Afghanistan after his father was taken by the Taliban. His family settled in Pakistan but life as Hazara refugees was never safe and in 2010 he left behind a wife and two young sons to find a new life. Today, after spending nearly half his life […]

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Refugee looks back on ordeal of seeking asylum and being detained in Nauru

BY GUY CREIGHTON           A. B. CWhen 10-year-old Mohammad Baqiri saw a bird flying across the sky, the significance had little bearing on his mind. It was the first bird he – and the 150 people onboard the tiny fishing boat – had seen since it had left Indonesia seven days […]

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A letter with the affliction of my soul

by Habiba Roshan Dear a father, a mother, a sibling  to the empty plate, we all wait you have given me the journey of unexpected  You’ve activated me to the world of mystery  It’s drastically unexpectedly  difficult for me to speak  the words that’s hidden behind my throat      I’ve begin to keep a […]

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Sydney: Hazaras protest kidnappings

Photos by Asad Amir  On April 11, 2015 The Hazara community protested the indifference of the Afghanistan government and were also concerned at the growing number of forced deportations of Hazara refugees from Australia.More than 100 ethnic Hazaras have gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall to call for an end to deportations and the release of dozens of their kidnapped […]

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A letter from Australia: I fear for my own people

Aziza Zafari  I am a young woman from Afghanistan who came to Australia with my family ten years ago. After experiencing much danger and hardship,   this country seemed like Paradise to us. For the first time we felt secure and human rights were respected. I love Australia, but I find myself in the conflicting cross-currents […]

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