Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

Read Full Article

Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

Read Full Article

Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across the country stand ready to help out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In Victoria, almost…

Read Full Article

Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

Read Full Article

Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

Read Full Article

Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

Read Full Article

Latest Articles

Multicultural grants available now

19 February 20200 comments

The Victorian Government has opened a round of grants for Multicultural Festivals and Events Program and is encouraging...

Read More

Melbourne a honeypot for skilled migrants – survey

19 February 20200 comments

Melbourne and Australia have been placed in the top tier of an annual index that ranks countries and cities on...

Read More

Migrants helping to drive the economy – ABS data

18 February 20200 comments

A new snapshot of migrant incomes in Australia shows that new arrivals are increasingly the drivers of economic activity...

Read More

Giving refugees a voice in their own resettlement

10 February 20200 comments

International discussions are about to begin on how refugees can have a greater say in their own resettlement arrangements....

Read More