When will Australia get real about Refugees?

It has been revealed today that the federal government will be placing a higher priority on migrants from South America amid a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly with an estimated 3 million civilians feeling civil unrest under socialist president Nicolas Maduro. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees labelled…

Why I love refugees – Speech

In this speech, I use the word ‘they’ inappropriately. Refugees are not ‘they’. Refugees are people. Faces. Friends. Family. When I say ‘they’ think about Omid Masoumali, an Iranian refugee, placed in a detention centre, who could no longer find a reason to live in his pursuit for a better life. I love refugees. Ok,…