By social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant
As hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians and Yazidi refugees flee Islamic State (IS) militants, family members living in Australia are hoping to secure special humanitarian visas for their loved ones.
But groups representing the communities say the 4,000 places freed up by the Government are far too few.
In a bare apartment in western Sydney, the distinctive sound of Kurdish drifts out into the top floor hallway.
A Yazidi man is on his daily video call with his wife, now a refugee in Turkey.