Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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 20171 comment

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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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 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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Book review: New work traces the origins of Australia’s refugee policy

20 September 20170 comments

At a time when Australia’s migration and refugee policies are contentious topics, a new book has given an insight into...

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Local experience a necessary start for skilled migrants

14 September 20170 comments

Gaining local work experience through temporary jobs and volunteer positions is a proven way for migrants to enter...

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Refugees and welfare: the facts

13 September 20171 comment

Refugees need more time to establish themselves in the workforce because of the circumstances they have come form, a...

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Australia, Melbourne popular with international students

12 September 20171 comment

International student numbers have increased by 15 per cent in Australia in the first three months of this year compared...

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