Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Latest Articles

November 2019

The Syrian refugee diaspora – where they went

27 November 20190 comments

In 2011 Syria had population of roughly 21 million. In the eight years since a bitter conflict ravaged the nation,...

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The refugee crisis – a global stocktake

27 November 20190 comments

Today, nearly 71 million people – almost three times the population of Australia – have been forced to flee...

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New grants to promote diversity in sport

27 November 20190 comments

Sport’s important role in promoting social inclusion and uniting Australian communities has been recognised by the...

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Visual learning can help CALD students – expert

25 November 20190 comments

Visual cues and multimodal forms of learning can help students from non-English speaking backgrounds bridge engagement gaps...

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