• David’s marathon effort for Run 4 Refugees

    David’s marathon effort for Run 4 Refugees

    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

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  • A nun on the Run 4 Refugees

    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

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  • Ana’s Run 4 Refugees

    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

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  • Join Kon’s team in Run 4 Refugees

    ‘I have a body made for cheese and wine, not running,’ says Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). For people who’ve never met Kon in person this might come as a surprise – the person that started Run 4 Refugees in Australia isn’t a runner? It doesn’t make sense!

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  • Freedom, fairness and safety

    The Australian community prioritises freedom, fairness and safety over political games. We know the power in sharing a vision for alternatives to the current treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees, one that uphold decency and respect for people seeking asylum. That is why it is vital for each of us to lead the conversation

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