Mohammad , a refugee from Afghanistan now living in Melbourne, is pictured here learning salsa, at the Salsa Foundation, Melbourne.
Under 13's Football training at St Arnaud, Victoria
Anzac day Swantston st. defence force personel prepare for parade 2014
Fading signage for James Hardie Tyres on Parramatta Road, Homebush.
A young girl plays in Laanecoorie Reservoir near Bendigo. The reservoir had almost dried up totally, but a few days before I arrived it had rained and covered the surface with water increasing its volume by 3%. There was a family there, kids playing in the cracked mud, dad looking for fish to catch, spending the day together. Drought in Australia! This photograph is protected by international copyright laws. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form strictly prohibited without permission.
2015 People's Climate March. Melbourne, Photography by Silvi Glattauer ©
Rohullah lives in Swan Hill and is from Afghanistan. He fled firstly to Europe when he was 14 and then to Australian looking for asylum. He feared for his life. Last year he rode his pushbike to Canberra from Swan Hill to deliver a petition for increased rights for refugees to parliament. A local councilor Michael Adamson (now the Mayor) rode with him. He regularly rides about 40km with a group of people after work. Rohullah is also planning another petition and bike ride to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. The Refugee Review Tribunal recently refused his application to permanent residency, deeming it safe enough for him to return home. “I don’t have anywhere to go back”, he says and “The Taliban will kill me”. He is very well known, liked and respected in the community. He says, “I love swan hill, I have a full time job, lot’s of friends, I pay tax for this government and I’m living in limbo. "Rohullah is a great person and has made a great contribution to the community and yet he can't get permanent residence", says Michael Adamson. He works as a landscape gardener at The Murray Downs Gold Country Club. He also volunteers his time to tend to Janet’s (a local resident) garden. He considers her to be his Australian mum. She originally held conservative views about asylum seekers but has now changed her mind. Having some other asylum seekers work on her garden with Rohullah she now says, “I stated to make these friends, whom I was thrilled about really.”
Tri Nguyen farewells his children as he sets out on his walk to Canberra, to say thankyou for the gift of reguge granted to himand many others by Australia. He is accompanied by Linda,Majid and Daniel, three young Australian asylum seekers
Players in the QLD refugee basketball team PAWES June 2014
Gary Gifford's farm at Beazley's Bridge, Vic
STA_MannD_002. Road kill on Harmans Road. St Arnaud. VIC. May 05. 2015. Photograph by Dale Mann. 150503$i0094c
Peter holding an emu egg, Mutawintji National Park, New South Wales. Photography by Krystal Seigerman, 2014.