Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Young refugee’s passion to help his homeland

21 March 20170 comments

Somali-born refugee Omar Elmi has dreams that belie his tender years. The 17-year-old is studying horticulture and is the first Somali-born trainee taken on by Parks Victoria. He is driven by passion to help farmers and ordinary families in his homeland who face starvation because of a ‘once in a fifty-year’ drought.

Read Full Article

Volunteer making a difference in refugees’ lives

10 March 20170 comments

Patricia Weickhardt is an unsung hero of the suburbs. For twenty years, she has quietly gone about helping new migrants settle in Australia.

Read Full Article

Blood feuds, battles and bandits – a refugee’s journey

24 February 20172 comments

Unlike the armed-to-the-teeth Australian soldiers alongside him, young Afghan Nabi went into combat wielding only his language skills.

Read Full Article

From bandrooms to boardrooms

24 February 20170 comments

Stuart Crosby is not your average business leader. A captain of the financial services industry who professes progressive politics; a former pub band musician who dresses in smart business suits; and, a deep and lateral thinker who is also a pragmatist.

Read Full Article

Violence against CALD women a pressing issue

23 February 20170 comments

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are among the most vulnerable victims of family violence and the issue is leading to the stigmatising of some ethnic groups, a new research report says.

Read Full Article

Courage and resilience revealed in a smile

20 January 20170 comments

They say a smile is the light in the window of your soul. For Karen refugee Eh Hta Dah Shee, his beaming face belies a lifetime of struggle, deprivation and hardship.

Read Full Article

Latest Articles

Turnbull’s multicultural proclamation largely backed

21 March 20170 comments

Multicultural groups have largely approved of the federal government’s recent ‘multicultural statement’, which for...

Read More

Trudeau and the Trumps – night on Broadway

21 March 20170 comments

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hosted President Trump’s daughter Ivanka at the Broadway premiere of a...

Read More

‘Subversive’ cities put out the welcome mat for refugees

21 March 20170 comments

As public policy at national levels in many countries in Europe and the US turns away from welcoming refugees and...

Read More

Islam’s roots in America go back to the Founding Fathers

21 March 20170 comments

US President Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees presupposes that Islam is a relatively new phenomenon in America...

Read More