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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EC says migration crisis is over – but problems remain

2 April 20190 comments

Europe’s migration crisis is over according to the European Commission which has taken aim at what it calls “fake...

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Acropolis lit up to highlight refugee plight

2 April 20190 comments

The world famous Athens landmark the Acropolis has been lit up to highlight the fate of thousands of refugees stuck...

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Migrants more a strength than a burden – global survey finds

1 April 20190 comments

Most of the populations of countries that are top destinations for migrants say newcomers strengthen their countries rather...

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There are now 6.5m Victorians – ABS

25 March 20190 comments

Victoria’s population has topped six and half million fuelled by the fastest growth in numbers of new permanent residents...

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