I have lived refugee experience as part of the Vietnamese boat people who fled war in the late 1970's. My family and I were taken in as refugees in Canada. With the support of the local community that sponsored us, we established our new lives in Canada.
Today, my family are all contributing citizens globally and are examples of how a country can invest in its future through local refugee sponsorship programs.
I myself am a business owner of Cornerstone Digital, a web development and marketing company in Sydney, that has been hiring and supporting other Australian businesses for 18 years. We also support charities with our pro bono work and donations including Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, Rural Australians for Refugees and Amnesty International.