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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Citizenship waiting times blow out – ANAO report

15 February 20190 comments

A backlog of 83,000 unprocessed citizenship applications has blown waiting times out for would be citizens by a factor...

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The truth behind Italy’s agricultural exports

15 February 20190 comments

Next time you think about buying a tin of Italian tomatoes instead of a slightly more expensive Australian produced...

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International education sector booming – ABS data shows

13 February 20190 comments

International education contributed a record $34 billion to the Australian economy last year through hosting 690,000...

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New migrants picking up the Aussie lingo – study

13 February 20192 comments

New migrants learning English as their second language are picking up Aussie slang and using words such as ‘esky’,...

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