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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Analysis – Coalition population policy revealed

25 March 20190 comments

The incumbent federal government plans to reduce its cap on migration by 15 percent and issue new visas that incentivise...

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Harmony Day vigil remembers Christchurch

22 March 20190 comments

Hundreds of newly arrived migrants and refugees from more than 30 countries this week held a vigil for the victims...

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An Indian Ocean island that is attracting asylum seekers

22 March 20190 comments

The latest destination for Sri Lankan asylum seekers fleeing the fallout from the nation’s decades long civil war –...

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Migrant women find independence and more rights in Australia

22 March 20190 comments

Migrant women in Australia are finding more independence and a healthier and wealthier life with more opportunity than in...

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