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Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20170 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20173 comments

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Analysis – The Rohingya crisis

30 November 20172 comments

Sometimes an omission can say much more than an action. So it was at this week’s summit of Southeast Asian...

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Melbourne Rohingya community launches aid effort

30 November 20170 comments

Melbourne’s Rohingya community is rallying to send clothing and money to their kinfolk who have been forced to flee...

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News from AMES Australia

30 November 20171 comment

News from AMES Australia Read about the latest news, research and initiatives from migrant and refugee settlement agency...

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Social cohesion stays strong but discrimination on the rise – Scanlon survey

30 November 20170 comments

Strong and stable support for multiculturalism and positive attitudes toward immigration have been maintained in Australia...

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