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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Brexit hits UK migration figures

5 March 20190 comments

Migration into Britain from the European Union has crashed to near-decade lows as uncertainty over Brexit makes the UK...

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Modern slavery the world’s biggest crime racket

5 March 20190 comments

Modern day slavery, which has seen more than 40 million people become the victims of forced labour or unwanted marriage,...

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Migration policy puts South Sudan on path to reconciliation and rebuilding

5 March 20190 comments

South Sudan, the world’s newest nation state, is working to finalise a migration policy that it hopes will enhance the...

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Trial program to help CALD elderly access aged care

5 March 20190 comments

The federal government has launched a scheme to help vulnerable Australians, including those from culturally and...

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