(Clockwise from top left)
Interpreting at STARTTS
Interpreting at the Red Cross
Interpreting at Court
Interpreting at the Doctors
From the artist:
Tanzania in East Africa was my home for 12 years. On returning to Australia I have sometimes worked as a Swahili interpreter. I wanted to show my work of bridging languages in a visual and colourful way. I have heard the distressing stories of escape and survival of asylum seekers and refugees from Africa. Many talk about seeking peace for themselves and worry about others in their family still in danger and needing refuge. I believe we do not accept enough refugees to resettle in our country and should increase our quota. Refugees who arrive in Australia are often very concerned about family members left behind, who may even be missing. While they may start to feel safe in our land, finding enough peace is more elusive. So many do all they can to find their family and, if possible, to sponsor them to come to Australia too. But there are not enough places in the humanitarian quota to meet the demands for family reunion.
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