Refugee Week

16-22 June

Refugee Week is a time to celebrate the courage, resilience and valuable contributions of refugees to Australian society.

This week provides a platform to promote positive stories of asylum seekers and refugees to create a culture of welcome, and to remind us that regardless of our differences, we all share a common humanity.

More information and resources about Refugee Week are available here.


  • Abdi Aden

    Abdi Aden

    Abdi Aden grew up in Mogadishu until the outbreak of Somalia’s devastating civil war separated him from his family and home. He fled Mogadishu with 300 others and headed for […]

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  • Mark Isaacs

    Mark Isaacs

    Mark Isaacs is a writer, a community worker, a campaigner for social justice, and an author. He uses his writing, his photography and other styles of media to motivate people […]

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  • Deng Adut

    Deng Adut

    Deng Adut is an internationally renowned criminal lawyer, a community leader, refugee, author and an awe-inspiring speaker. He has been nationally recognised for his achievements with NSW Premier Mike Baird […]

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  • Mariam Issa

    Mariam Issa

    Speaker, author, storyteller, community builder. At age 30, Mariam Issa moved to a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, from her Somali homeland with her husband, four children and a fifth on […]

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  • David Nyuol Vincent

    David Nyuol Vincent

    David Nyuol Vincent is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was trained as a child soldier in Ethiopia and lived as a refugee in Kenya until he was […]

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  • Nyadol Nyuon Speaking Out

    Nyadol Nyuon

    Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. Nyadol Nyuon was born in a refugee camp in Itang, Ethiopia, and raised in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kenya. […]

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