Mahdia video transcript

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MAHDIA: I wish people would judge refugees from a different perspective. You might have not liked the way we came to Australia but we came here for safety, better education and better life. And these all sound so cliché, but you wouldn't truly understand it unless you actually experienced not having those in your life.

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MAHDIA: Once I finished high school in Holroyd, I was given a full scholarship to be able to study nursing at Sydney University, and now I'm in my second year of nursing, and next year, hopefully I will be graduating.

MAHDIA: I wish people would understand that refugee is just a label and underneath it all, we are all humans, we are all equal and refugees have dreams and hopes for a better future, like everyone else does.

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