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Each month, on the podcast and blog, the Open Exchange interviews extra-ordinary people who share their insights, inspiration and resources to tackle the barriers to more inclusive and welcoming communities. Through these conversations with our guests and their experiences, we will continue to share tools and pathways to grow more open, resilient and richly diverse communities.

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Episode 3

Brad Chilcott

Brad is the founder of Welcome to Australia, a national movement uniting NGOs, high-profile Australians, political leaders, businesses, the public sector and many individuals in cultivating a culture of welcome for asylum seekers, refugees and other new arrivals to Australia. In 2014, Welcome to Australia was awarded the National Migration and Settlement Award for Settlement Innovation.

Episode 2

Kavisha Mazzella

Kavisha is an artist ,folklorist, musician, composer, broadcaster  and singer songwriter. Born in UK,migrating to Perth WA in the early 60’s with her family ,she is of Anglo- Burmese and Italian heritage  She has been a tireless promoter of Multicultural Australia through her musical activities empowering communities through story telling and song. She has won many awards including Multicultural Commission Award for  Excellence 2008  , Green Room Award 1996, ARIA award for  best world music album 1998.

 

Episode 1

Declan Furber Gillick

Declan is an independent, multi-award winning Arrernte artist, writer, musician and educator. He has had work published with Southerly, Centre For Indigenous Story and Affirm Press. His first play, The Great Emu War, was performed as a reading at Melbourne Theatre Company where he is now a writer-in-residence. His first produced play, BIGHOUSE DREAMING, won three Melbourne Fringe awards for Best Performance, Best Emerging Indigenous Artist and the Melbourne Festival Discovery Award. 

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