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Logan City: stories of community, diversity, and empowerment

By Sandra Taylor, Chief Editor Head south on the M1 from Brisbane, take a right onto the Gateway until it becomes the Mt Lindsay Highway and you’ll come across the city of Logan. As a city, it’s more a collection of little hamlets that have spread out to form one of the fastest-growing regions in […]

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David Nyambuya: Driven to success in a new land

David Nyambuya: Driven to success in a new land

David Nyambuya is at the forefront of the electric vehicles (EV) industry, specialising in EV infrastructure and sustainable solutions that deliver enduring benefits for clients and the broader community. His passion for entrepreneurship has always been fuelled by the need to think and do things outside the box, strong family values that have taken him

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Wedzi Garwe: navigating financial headwinds as a new migrant

Wedzi Garwe: navigating financial headwinds as a new migrant

Recently SMP Magazine caught up with Wedzi Garwe. Wedzi is a financial planner and mortgage broker. He has worked in financial services since 2007, with some of Australia’s leading financial institutions in various roles. His goal, through A Better Way Financial Partners, is to make a difference to everyone he encounters financially. He hopes to

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From Glasgow to Auckland: a pioneering migrant family's legacy of resilience

From Glasgow to Auckland: a pioneering migrant family’s legacy of resilience

SMP Magazine recently spoke with Liz Irvine who shared some insights into her grandparents’ struggle to overcome poverty and discrimination to forge a better life for their family in a new land. As I sit here in Australia, reflecting on the journey that brought my family from Scotland to New Zealand, I’m reminded of the

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Christine Mudavanhu: a journey of empowerment and inclusion

Christine Mudavanhu: a journey of empowerment and inclusion

Christine Mudavanhu is the founder and lead consultant at Utano Global, a one-stop shop for all your diversity, equity, and inclusion management consulting requirements. She founded Utano Global because she truly believes that our difference is always the advantage we bring to organisations. Christine is founding partner for Migrant Women in Business, a social enterprise

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Kara Cook: a journey of advocacy, equity, and empowerment

Kara Cook: a journey of advocacy, equity, and empowerment

Kara Cook is the CEO of Basic Rights Queensland and Working Women Queensland. She has been an advocate and voice for those who need it most throughout her career which has spanned across law, politics and community services. Her skill set is unique with expertise in community campaigning and advocacy, domestic violence, women’s issues, law

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Navigating the Australian job market: tips for newcomers

Embarking on a new professional journey in Australia comes with its own set of challenges. From understanding the local job market to grappling with potential language barriers, the road to securing a suitable position may seem daunting. However, with the right guidance and preparation, you can swiftly align your qualifications and skills with opportunities in

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The inspiring journey of Desire Ude

A story of resilience, activism, and entrepreneurship Desire Ude is an entrepreneur. The co-founder and managing director of Anchored Care, an organisation that provides employment opportunities and improves the lives of Queenslanders living with disabilities. Desire holds degrees in chemical engineering and information technology. In July 2023 he was named as a finalist in the

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