Hazara refugee Ali in his Afghan Friendship Restaurant in Griffith, a tribute to the warm welcome he says he received after moving to the town five years ago. Photo: AFP

From Afghanistan to the Outback: why refugees are ditching Australia’s pricey cities and going bush

  • The country takes in around 14,000 refugees annually, but there has been a spike in anti-immigration sentiment, according to analysts
  • While the cost of living in the cities gets higher, some smaller towns are desperate for new groups to move in and inject fresh life
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Hazara refugee Ali in his Afghan Friendship Restaurant in Griffith, a tribute to the warm welcome he says he received after moving to the town five years ago. Photo: AFP
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