Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Images tell age-old migrant story

23 January 20200 comments

A unique but disappearing community of migrant market gardening families on the western outskirts of Melbourne is the subject of a remarkable new book by Bangladeshi-Australian photographer…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

23 January 20200 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and believe it is important to celebrate Australia Day, according to a new…

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Cash, jobs, education and resettlement pledged to help refugee crisis

24 December 20190 comments

Nations have pledged more than $US3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said this month at the end of…

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A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Citizenship test snakes and ladders

17 January 20200 comments

An innovative new game based on traditional Snakes and Ladders is helping to prepare newly arrived refugees and migrants...

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Cultural diversity key in urban renewal – study

17 January 20200 comments

A new study shows how promoting cultural diversity can play an important role in achieving the successful revitalisation of...

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Character test asylum policy undermined by court ruling

17 January 20200 comments

The Commonwealth Government’s power to detain and deport refugees who commit crimes in Australia is under a cloud after...

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Germany needs 500,000 migrants a year to avert demographic time bomb

17 January 20200 comments

A senior German politician says his country needs 500,000 migrant a year to avert a demographic catastrophe wrought by...

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