Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

One man’s mission to help the Burmese people

1 April 20210 comments

A migrant from Burma now living in Melbourne has launched a one man campaign to raise awareness about the human rights crisis in his homeland that was… Read Full Article

Shot at, forced to flee but still smiling

1 April 20210 comments

A refugee family who were targeted by the Burmese military and spent two decades in a refugee camp are finally rebuilding their lives in Melbourne.

Karenni couple Bo… Read Full Article

Refugees’ epic journeys to freedom across the ‘roof of the world’

1 April 20210 comments

Tibetan refugees Palden and Tashi Tensing made perilous month-long treks over the highest mountains in the world to find new lives in peace and safety.

On their separate… Read Full Article

Australia remains resilient in the face of COVID – Scanlon report

16 February 20210 comments

The latest Scanlon Foundation report on social cohesion in Australia has produced some surprisingly positive results in the face of the social and psychological impact of the… Read Full Article

Melbourne Burmese minorities fear coup will bring more suffering

16 February 20210 comments

Burmese minority communities in Melbourne say they are worried about the future of their compatriots at home in the wake of the Burmese military coup.

As the Burmese… Read Full Article

Melbourne Syrians supporting victims of war and COVID at home

29 January 20210 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Syrian community have launched a campaign to support the children of families in Syria who are falling into poverty and destitution as a result… Read Full Article

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COVID a cover for repression – human rights report

2 March 20210 comments

More than 80 governments have used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to silence critics and adopt new repressive laws...

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Asylum debate fires up in council chamber

2 March 20210 comments

City of Melbourne councillors have become embroiled in a heated debate about Australia’s asylum and refugee policy. The...

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Government continuing support for multicultural communities

2 March 20210 comments

The Victorian Government is continuing to support diverse communities to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Cultural Diversity Week back for 2021

1 March 20210 comments

2021 will see the return of Cultural Diversity Week after a hiatus last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with...

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