Kon Karapanagiotidis: A merchant of hope for asylum seekers

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Seventeen years after setting up the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, this Melburnian still faces daily hurdles in his fight for those seeking protection. Why does he persist?

  • Gabriella Coslovich
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

It’s 9.48am and Kon Karapanagiotidis’ day is not getting off to a great start. “Can you hear me?” he asks, staring at his donated computer in his modest, lilac-walled office.

Kon Karapanagiotidis 2b book LLLLOver in one corner, a large wooden spool acts as a table. Around it, milk crates topped with cushions serve as seats. Simple furnishings for a chief executive.

A list of speaking engagements trails down a…

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