Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Community ‘miracle’ saves refugee family

5 March 20190 comments

It’s been called a “small miracle’ by the media and it’s one of those stories that almost restores your faith...

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Refugee flows in the Med easing, but more deadly

5 March 20190 comments

The flow of refugees across the Mediterranean is showing signs of slowing but the route remains the deadliest for people...

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Refugee resettlement places harder to find – UN

5 March 20190 comments

Less than 5 per cent of refugees needing resettlement found new homes in 2018 despite record levels of worldwide forced...

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Solutions needed to rural poverty – Pope Francis

26 February 20190 comments

Rural development is key to ending poverty and hunger, and we can’t pass the buck on the issue, Pope Francis...

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