More than 320 refugees have resettled since August 2022 under a pilot program that includes a year of community support
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Sakineh and her family were granted residency in Australia six months ago.
After fleeing the war in Afghanistan and seeking refuge in Iran, the widowed mother-of-two settled in Bendigo in Victoria’s north along with her teenage sons. It was a world away from the turmoil she’d come to know.