‘This is my country’: how a Melbourne suburb defied the far-right to welcome refugees

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  • The settlement of refugees in Eltham sparked far-right protests.

But locals presented a different vision of Australia

  • Denham Sadler
  • The Guardian

Οn a dreary Sunday afternoon in late March, the sort that provides a harsh lesson on what Melbourne weather is capable of, a Syrian refugee talks through an interpreter about her escape from the conflict that has torn her…

Pes 3cAmena*, who along with about 100 other refugees from Syria and Iraq settled in the suburb of Eltham on the outskirts of north-east Melbourne a year ago, escaped not just endless civil war but an abusive and…

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