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David MacPhail has long been interested in promoting the rights of refugees in Australia and people seeking asylum. ‘I’m actively engaged,’ he says, ‘because I’m distressed at what we do, in our innocent ignorance, to other people, how it affects them and how it damages us all.’ He has been volunteering with groups advocating on
Passionate about social justice, Sister Rita began volunteering at the ASRC 15 years ago. Previous to that, she had been working at a parish in Footscray and noticed the rising number of people seeking asylum within the community. She says, ‘It was after what happened with Tampa in 2001 and the fact that we turned
Dzenana (Ana) started volunteering as a writer for the ASRC in October last year. Ana herself sought asylum in Australia when she was five years old. She, her sister and mum were refugees from the Bosnian War. They arrived in Perth in 1995. For the first few years, their lives were incredibly difficult. They couldn’t speak