Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20170 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20173 comments

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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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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Lead story

October 2016

Finding work the focus of Syrian refugee

17 October 20160 comments

Amer Gerges’ final decision to leave behind his home and his life behind came when artillery shells slammed into...

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September 2016

Refugees find fortune in family

7 September 20160 comments

As a single mum with two children, Syrian refugee Collette Hannah made the bravest decision of her life leaving behind...

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Rising above tragedy to become the heart and soul of a refugee community

7 September 20161 comment

Karen Burmese refugee Evelyn Kunoo tells a heartbreaking story about her family that is emblematic of refugees across the...

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August 2016

Discrimination and exclusion issues for migrants – study finds

24 August 20160 comments

Newcomers to Australia cherish our freedom, democracy, and standard of living but some are happier than others and...

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