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‘Stand up if you’re an asylum seeker’: the night corporate Australia made me cry

A networking night, a LinkedIn profile, a new suit: these white collar acts that seem so banal may change the life of an asylum seeker

  • Brigid Delaney
  • The Guardian

In the foyer of the building off Martin Place there is a corporate networking event in full swing.

Exple 1aPeople in suits are talking to other people in suits (while juggling a beer and a rice paper roll) about jobs and internships and degrees and experience: all the stuff that people at networking events talk about.

I used to go to networking events, a long time ago now, looking for work in Sydney.

This night, circulating among the crowd, I eavesdrop – and it’s all different from what I…

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