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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October 2019

Book review – A multicultural Odyssey

29 October 20190 comments

James Houston was present at the birth of Australia’s multiculturalism. In 1969, the then Liberal Government asked Jim,...

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News from AMES Australia

29 October 20190 comments

AMES contributes to FECCA Conference AMES was well represented at the recent 2019 Federation of Ethnic Communities’...

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CALD kids missing out on benefits of early childhood services

29 October 20190 comments

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities should be made more aware of early childhood services and the...

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Calls for census to canvas diversity

29 October 20190 comments

The Labor Party has called for Australia’s census to be updated to give an accurate picture of ethnic diversity and...

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