Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20172 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Australia appointed to UN human rights body

17 October 20170 comments

Australia has secured a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council despite criticism over its treatment asylum seekers...

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News from AMES Australia

4 October 20170 comments

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

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Increasing migration to Japan – breaking a taboo

4 October 20170 comments

For the past decade or so Japan’s economic growth has hovered around zero, the result of an ageing population and...

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Footy film to focus on refugees

4 October 20170 comments

A new film tells the story of a country football team struggling to find players that recruits asylum seekers to...

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