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Media Centre


The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma has released a statement on the report of the Australian Human Rights Commission, The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention


December 18
2SER Radio – ‘Thursday Overdrive’

STARTTS Public Affairs Coordinator Richard Walker speaks to Thursday Overdrive about the ‘Let it Be’ choir concert at Riverside Theatre.

Listen online (7 min)

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October 18
ABC Radio National – ‘Into The Music’

The fantastic ‘Choir of Love’, made up of members from the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac communities from Iraq, sing and play beautiful traditional spiritual music. It is also a place for trauma survivors to heal through musical expression. The Choir, and STARTTS, were recently featured on Radio National’s music program.

Listen now (26 min)

October 15
The Point magazine 

A network of Sudanese-Australians has received the green light from NSW Corrective Services to run a voluntary prison support program for inmates in their community so they can adjust to life outside jail upon their release. STARTTS’ David Ajang is volunteering for the project.

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July 26
The Weekend Australian Magazine

STARTTS’ cutting edge work in Neurofeedback has been featured in the Weekend Australian, in an article focusing on one of our past clients and our Senior Neurofeedback Clinician Mirjana Askovic.

Read the article online


November 30
The Sydney Magazine

Former STARTTS counsellor, Humanitarian Award winner and entrepreneur Deeqo Omar named as one of Sydney’s 100 most influential people.

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November 8
Catalyst, ABC TV

Catalyst program focusing on torture and STARTTS’ Neurofeedback program for torture survivors.

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Read the transcript

November 3, 2012
Sydney Morning Herald

Profile of 2012 Sydney Peace Prize winner and STARTTS supporter Sekai Holland.

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August 24, 2012
Sydney Morning Herald

‘A little care for refugees goes a long way’ – a feature about Amazing Family Day Care, started by STARTTS Humanitarian Award winner Deeqo Omar.

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July 27, 2012
Sydney Morning Herald

‘Burmese refugees find new hope and work in the west’ – with the support of STARTTS.

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