The truth about refugees | Faiza El-Higzi

These days there is a major movement of refugees from the Middle East into Europe that is shifting public opinion and polarising people. Faiza El-Higzi asks what small change can we make so Australia can welcome more refugees? She argues that we need to know the facts about refugees and by making small changes in the way we use technology and practice our democratic rights we can influence public opinion so Australia can be the place of "fair go" it believes itself to be.

Faiza El-Higzi is currently the National Human Rights Advisor for the National Council for Women and was the Economic Advisor for the Queensland Chapter.

She is the currently the Manager of the Romero Centre, a centre for refugee and asylum seekers’ support.

Faiza has more than ten years public sector experience in Australia providing strategic policy advice at both the State and Federal levels at the Department of State Development, Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). Faiza has four post graduate degrees in science, education, project management, and international business.