October 28, 2018

Bathurst Refugees Building a New Life in the Country – in a New Country

'Not every new Australian trying to make a life in regional NSW has a Catholic nun with 60 years' experience with migrants and refugees looking out for them, demanding employers read a resume and “tormenting” people to grant an interview.

Desperate to stop a young Sri Lankan family from leaving Bathurst because they can’t find jobs, 83-year-old Sister of Mercy nun Bernie Evens drove 22-year-old Devarani Rajalingam to a job interview an hour away last Friday.

Ms Rajalingam will need a driver’s licence if she gets the job, so Sr Bernie is teaching her to drive...'

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