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A refugee building bridges

“MAHA KRAYEM ABDO, a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia, does not like to think of herself as a soldier in the culture wars but a refugee…Her achievements are many, including winning the 2002 NSW Premier’s Award for her role in setting up the Muslim Foster Care service. She was also the recipient of the Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s Muslim woman of the year award in 2003.”