Opinion

Permanent protection visas for Hazara refugees would be a boon to Australia

By Sitarah Mohammadi, Sajjad Askary
Updated February 18 2022 - 12:20am, first published February 17 2022 - 6:25pm
Hazaras like ANU PhD candidate and diplomacy researcher Farkhondeh Akbari have already made a huge contribution to Australia. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Hazara refugees and Australian supporters gathered in large numbers in Canberra last Tuesday, calling on the government to end the many years of limbo and suffering experienced by Hazara refugees, who have now lived in Australia for up to 12 years on indefinite temporary visas after their long history of persecution in Afghanistan.

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