Heather Anne Bloom, Brunswick

"Australia gave me a second chance at realising my potential." An audio snippet from this interview with Heather Anne:  Heather Anne, could you start by giving us a sense of a typical day for you? A typical day for me since recent illness forced me to slow down a bit would be getting up rather … Continue reading Heather Anne Bloom, Brunswick

The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Two

"Australia is bigger than extremisms and I just hope that we all remember that."   An audio snippet from this interview with Colombiano:  So, Colombiano, perhaps you could start by describing for me a normal, typical day for you? I will divide it into a typical weekday and a typical weekend day. They are very … Continue reading The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Two

Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

“I’m also studying entrepreneurship and innovation … I feel like I’ve found my calling”. "Every time I think about it, the word blessed comes to mind. We have access to education, work opportunities, empowerment, freedoms that were not available to my parents and to many people in other countries.” An audio snippet from this interview … Continue reading Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood, Part Two

“Even as young as 13, it didn’t sit well with me to treat people differently. That’s that Aussie culture influencing me, but also the same threads of respect and hospitality, and they were pretty much engraved in me wherever I went in the world, whether it was the Philippines or other places, that general sense … Continue reading Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood, Part Two

Glenn Loughrey, Glen Iris

“A typical day as a priest or a typical day as an indigenous priest? Or a typical day as a person who is finding their identity within both priestly vocation and the fact that they're indigenous as well? It's a big set of questions.” An audio clip from this interview with Glenn: Perhaps you could … Continue reading Glenn Loughrey, Glen Iris

Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Sohila Zanjani Photograph © David Brewster 2014  “I think, every little step counts: every programme on SBS or ABC that encourages people to embrace and celebrate difference, rather than be fearful, because fear is destructive. I think Scattered Pearls does that.” Sohila Zanjani and David Brewster have recently published Sohila’s memoir, Scattered Pearls: Three generations … Continue reading Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood

"My wife would often say that I'm a bit of a paradox being an Anglican minister, and also a boxing coach. So often I get that; people are surprised by the boxing aspect, and how that works with the ministry.” An audio clip from this interview with Jonathan Lopez: So what's a typical day like … Continue reading Jonathan Lopez, Spotswood