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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Latest Articles

April 2019

Toxic US migration debate plumbs new depths

18 April 20190 comments

The prospects for asylum seekers and migrants in the US took a turn for the worse and the already toxic...

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Politics, media turns toxic on refugees – UN chief

18 April 20190 comments

The United Nations refugee chief has branded current political, media and social media exchanges around refugees, migrants...

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A hundred years of demographic change

18 April 20190 comments

Australians today are older, more likely to live in cities, have fewer children and more likely to have been born...

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Analysis – US border policy misses the point

4 April 20190 comments

As the US grapples with its immigration and border policies two things are currently happening that could have serious...

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