“Thousands of my fellow Australians recently gathered to remember a young Kurdish man from Iran who died before his time. In sharing sorrow, we share also hope for change.
I believe our nation is a welcoming place, that Australians are a generous and hospitable people. This was my own experience arriving here from Iran in 1988.
That’s why I’m proud to be a Welcome to Australia Ambassador, and why I’ll keep working hard to change the national discussion about immigration.”