Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Unilateral sanctions under the spotlight

21 November 20200 comments

Economic and trade sanctions imposed by the US and the west on adversary nations are denying ordinary people in these...

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Rohingyas face new ordeal on ‘prison’ island

21 November 20200 comments

Three years after being forced to flee their homeland, the almost one million Rohingya refugees currently living in...

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Fears Ethiopia conflict could produce new humanitarian crisis

17 November 20200 comments

A fresh humanitarian crisis has broken out in Africa with fighting escalating between Ethiopian government forces and the...

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Migrants thriving but LSAY data shows gains and losses for Gen Y

17 November 20200 comments

Migrant students are 68 per cent more likely to participate in science subjects after the age of 16 than students...

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