An immigrant from Afghanistan, Romal Baluchzada arrived in Australia 10 years ago. Previously working as a civil engineer for the Afghanistan government’s Ministry of Public Works, Baluchzada was a project manager of key works in charge of a budget of $400 million.
After arriving in Australia, he decided on a career change and studied human services at Charles Sturt University. He has since become an activist, fighting child marriages, and works as a team leader at Settlement Services International. He founded his own radio program where he talks about Australian law and human rights. Since arriving he has been called upon by Afghani media organisations to provide commentary on human rights issues.