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Kon Karapanagiotidis: A merchant of hope for asylum seekers

Seventeen years after setting up the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, this Melburnian still faces daily hurdles in his fight for those seeking protection. Why does he persist?

  • Gabriella Coslovich
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

It’s 9.48am and Kon Karapanagiotidis’ day is not getting off to a great start. “Can you hear me?” he asks, staring at his donated computer in his modest, lilac-walled office.

Kon Karapanagiotidis 2b book LLLLOver in one corner, a large wooden spool acts as a table. Around it, milk crates topped with cushions serve as seats. Simple furnishings for a chief executive.

A list of speaking engagements trails down a…

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