I thought a lot before starting this online magazine. What did I want to achieve?

Then I realised that my goal is simple: to highlight the contributions made by those people who weren’t lucky enough to be born in Australia and chose to move here either through their own will or through circumstances.

Since day one, they’ve embraced their adopted country and chosen to contribute their time, efforts and knowledge to make their and others’ lives better.

I hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as I liked writing them. In my day job, I’m a copywriter for corporate and businesses and also write feature articles for magazines. Check me out also on www.rashidatayabali.com.au

Founder & Publisher

Rashida Tayabali

Rashida - Founder
Yolanda Floro, Social Media Whiz

Yolanda has travelled along many different paths over the years. She has most recently worked as a media lawyer specialising in film, television and digital media law, and recently completed a Masters degree in Law, Media and Journalism – focusing on digital media, aka a Masters in Social Media.

Yolanda holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Australian Popular Culture and Aboriginal Literature, as well as degrees in Education.

Johanna Kohler – Writer

Joh Kohler is a writer who creates compelling content and copy for small businesses, big brands and government agencies. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing after her two fun-loving preschoolers or hanging out with her husband, a proud immigrant business owner. You can follow Joh on Facebook at Compelling Copy.

Submission Guidelines

If you, or someone you know would like to be interviewed for The Newcomer please get in touch through thenewcomerblog@gmail.com

For any other suggestions/comments please use the Contact form.


  1. Subject or person must be an migrant of Australia and be active in business, community, social, or any other field and must have made positive contributions.
  2. Freelance writers and journalists, please feel free to pitch your ideas to me at thenewcomerblog@gmail.com. Any article accepted will be paid, I will notify you if that’s the case. NB: I will only be accepting up to 2 paid feature articles in any month – can be changed according to my discretion.
  3. If you’re a thought leader and would like to write for the website, please send me either the pitch or the completed article at thenewcomerblog@gmail.com. Please note these types of articles will NOT be paid.
  4. Articles need to be on persons from a variety of multicultural backgrounds, ages, nationalities etc