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The SSI Community Kitchen was pleased to have Sue Dahman return to cook for a group of 95 clients who were joined by 10 volunteers, bilingual guides and case managers.

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Also joining the lunch were representatives from the Arab Council of Australia and Settlement Council of Australia, who remarked on the inspiring and enjoyable initiative. The clients helping in the kitchen learnt to make traditional Lebanese inspired dishes such as fattoush salad, kofta, and lentils with rice, while others enjoyed playing soccer and some general "time out".

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Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

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