Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20170 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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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 20173 comments

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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Latest Articles

Migrant girl pursuing her round ball dreams

23 November 20170 comments

Just four years after arriving in Australia teenager Melika Dolatabadi is on her way to realising her dream of becoming...

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Migrants face multiple barriers in finding work – survey

23 November 20170 comments

A lack of local work experience and a foreign sounding name are among the barriers new arrivals to Australia face...

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Migrant workers being ripped off – report

23 November 20170 comments

A third of backpackers and a quarter of international students in Australia are being routinely ripped off by employers...

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Same sex marriage vote embraced

22 November 20170 comments

Victorians led the charge towards the legalisation of same sex marriage, according to data from the Australian Bureau of...

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