This is a rather wonderful story. Why do we not hear about this aspect of the migrant experience and have to put up with the relentless xenophobia of the Murdoch papers and sewer radio?


Talented students given chance of a better life
Damien Murphy
The Sydney Morning Herald
22 Sep 2011

THEY were teenage girls on people smuggler boats out of Indonesian ports who came ashore to a bitter debate over who should be allowed to enter the country. One, Zainab Kaabi, then 17, had been to high school in Iraq. The other, Nahid Karimi, then 13,…read more…