Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Discrimination and exclusion issues for migrants – study finds

24 August 20160 comments

Newcomers to Australia cherish our freedom, democracy, and standard of living but some are happier than others and different groups experience varying levels of racism and exclusion, according to a first ever broad survey of the attitudes of recent migrants.

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Forced to flee a lifetime of work: the story of a WWII veteran turned refugee

15 August 20161 comment

The 93-year-old Syrian refugee has seen trouble and hardship in his long life; he fought with the British army in WWII and he carved a productive farm out of a barren piece of land. But he says he has experienced nothing that compares with the bloodiness of the current conflict in Syria, nor the barbarous brutality of Islamic State.

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Refugees the true heroes of Rio

10 August 20161 comment

Amid the furore around drug cheats being allowed to compete, security failures, non-existent plumbing and all pervasive social media nastiness – they are the true inspirations of the Rio Olympics. They are the 10 members of the first ever refugee team.

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Swapping class notes – students and migrants learn from each other

5 August 20161 comment

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are learning English with the help of high school students who act as tutors and classroom assistants in an innovative new program being pioneered in suburban Melbourne.

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Refugee Melbourne: a snapshot of resettlement

4 August 20160 comments

The first comprehensive picture of the settlement of refugees across Melbourne has emerged from a new study that reveals where the city’s refugee population comes from, what its health and housing needs are and where its members are now living.

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Conflict, cancer and cruelty – a refugee family’s journey

19 July 20161 comment

Escaping a desperate gun battle, beating breast cancer in a war zone and living for months in cramped single room in the middle of a foreign city are all parts of the amazing story of one refugee family who have escaped one of the most brutal conflicts in modern history to find safety in Melbourne.

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The moral conundrum of temporary migration

24 August 20160 comments

The character and disposition of Australia’s migration program has been transformed in recent years with almost two...

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Australia’s aid effort to focus on women

24 August 20160 comments

Women will be the focus of Australia’s revamped foreign aid effort after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop pledged that...

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Haunting images of kids bring home the horror of conflict

22 August 20160 comments

A photograph of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving a regime airstrike...

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Australia urged to increase refugee intake

22 August 20160 comments

Australia should and could triple its humanitarian refugee intake to 42,000 people a year, according to charity Oxfam. The...

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