Pensioners to the rescue as Afghan refugees struggle in Canberra

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated December 6 2021 - 11:33pm, first published 6:30pm
Lyn Van Aalst, Merylanne Baxter, Heather Holland, Anna Pace, and Angie Roeby. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

It took a whole month before Canberra pensioner Angie Roeby realised there were refugees from the fall of Kabul housed among her modest, sprawling villa compound on the outskirts of the capital. But it only took a little longer to work out they were desperate, scared people.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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