SSI News Blog

Budding business owner talks about SSI Ignite: “Every time I have a meeting with Ignite it feels like home, it’s like everyone is striving for my success.”

Former-refugee and SSI Ignite entrepreneur Ghazal Ehsan arrived in Australia as a mere fourteen-year-old. Today she is deeply immersed in starting up her own cosmetic teeth whitening business in Sydney.

Ms Ehsan discovered the Ignite Small Business Start-ups program when volunteering for SSI and already considering starting up her own business.

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The time is ripe to cast the spotlight on diverse female artists at the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards

The Australian Women in Music Awards is drawing attention to the accomplishments of our female musicians, who have traditionally been under-represented in parts of the music industry. While gender equality, if not yet achieved, is a front-line issue, cultural diversity is not receiving comparable attention. A unique partnership is taking on both fronts simultaneously.

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Sam's Space - Armidale Community News for July 2018

The settlement journey has continued for our 23 families in Armidale this July, with special emphasis on working directly with newcomer leaders and youth to establish their interests and support them in what they hope to achieve in Armidale. I’ve also had new opportunities to meet more of the amazing community groups around Armidale, who are excited to explore ways of helping our new families settle.

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Success stories

Muhammad Sadiq: How I came to call Australia home

Muhammad Sadiq cooking for people seeking asylum at Community Kitchen.I came to Australia as a refugee in 2009, hoping to find a peaceful place to build a home for my family. Increasing persecution of the Hazara community from which my family and I come meant that our native land, Pakistan, was no longer the safe haven it once had been.

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