Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20172 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Migrants not taking our jobs – conference told

25 August 20170 comments

Migration to Australia is arresting an economic crisis brought by an ageing population, according to a leading researcher....

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Refugee crisis examined through the prism of kids’ books

23 August 20170 comments

The Syrian refugee crisis has uprooted over two million children, many of whom have found refuge in Australia. This...

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Enshrine multiculturalism in law – parliamentary report

21 August 20171 comment

Australia’s multiculturalism should be enshrined in law, taught in schools and protected by a new national commission,...

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Pakistan now taxing NGOs

17 August 20170 comments

Pakistan has announced a new tax on not-for-profit organisations that humanitarian groups say will force agencies to cut...

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