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It's a Refugee Rap Yo! The Success Story of an Australian Refugee. Lap Phan was 5 years old when his family was forced to flee the war desecrated country of his birth, Vietnam. Born into helpless conditions, Lap's father Truong Kien Phan, knew there was little hope of a healthy future for Lap, his frail wife Thi-O Phan and Lap's one year old baby sister My-an, who was born 2 months premature. The only solution Truong Kien Phan could envision to their perilous plight was to escape...

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Australian television personality Waleed Aly has slammed the Australian government's refugee policy as "poisonous" in an op-ed for The New York Times.

Today marks the start of Refugee Week 2014 and The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is celebrating 25 years of the Woman at Risk Programme. If you’d like to get involved please visit: www.refugeeweek.org.au

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