Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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 20172 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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Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Latest Articles

Immunisation gaps among refugees – report

22 September 20170 comments

Australia lacks a clear and foolproof system to ensure refugees are immunised against preventable diseases, a new report...

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Visa deadline approaches for asylum seekers

20 September 20170 comments

More than fifteen hundred asylum seekers face an October 1 deadline to lodge their applications for Temporary Protection...

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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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