Great Australian Stories 2017-10-05T13:33:54+00:00

Great Australian Stories

The Great Australian Stories podcast series is hosted by our CEO Gavin Ackerly and features inspiring Australians who are helping us to build stronger communities.

The below podcasts and more are also available through iTunes and PodBean.

Ash Nugent is the Deputy CEO of Career Seekers – an organisation proving internship opportunities for people seeking asylum and others from refugee experiences. Ash shares his great Australian Story as part of Community Four’s Australian Hazara Careers Project. He talks on the topic of Navigating the Australian workplace and how he moved from the corporate sector into the social sector.

Dr Kawa Haji came to Australia as a person seeking asylum with a dream of becoming a doctor. Not only did he realise his dream – he is now on his way to becoming a cardiologist. In this podcast he shares the lessons he learned along the way.

“Being a citizen is not about whether you belong. It’s about what belongs to you”
Zrinka Bralo, The Forum, UK
“There is no systemic solution to a systemic challenge.”
Josh Harvey, UNICEF Innovation
“We want to reverse the approach and we want to start from what already exists, instead of building up something ourselves.”
Sonia Ben Ali, Urban Refugee, Paris
‘”What can we do next?” was a common discussion we would have.’
Robert Hakiza, YARID, Uganda
Innovation that does not involve the people it is meant to assist is not innovation – it is, in fact, part of the problem.
Gavin Ackerly