Afghan refugees face discrimination, employment and social challenges in Australia

While many former Afghan refugees value the security and open democracy of their new home in Australia, they face significant challenges integrating into society, new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has revealed. Led by PhD candidate Omid Rezaei, the study explored the integration experiences of Perth based Afghan-Australian’ who arrived as refugees and were subsequently […]

Are women the new face of homelessness?

When now retired nurse Chiew Ung Tan (CU) moved from Singapore to Melbourne in 2003 to work at a large private hospital, she was unprepared for how difficult it would be to find a home. CU had lived and worked in Sydney and Melbourne for 10 years as a graduate nurse in the 1980s but […]