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Amjad Hussain is originally from Pakistan. He worked as a news reporter for the Pakistani mainstream media outlets from 2001 to 2011. He came to Australia by boat in 2012 after leaving Pakistan due to severe threats to his life as journalist and a member of a minority community. The Australian immigration department declared Amjad a refugee in August 2012 and after three and a half years granted him a three-year temporary protection visa in March 2016. Amjad has written for the ABC and Pakistani’s Dawn News.