Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Images tell age-old migrant story

23 January 20200 comments

A unique but disappearing community of migrant market gardening families on the western outskirts of Melbourne is the subject of a remarkable new book by Bangladeshi-Australian photographer…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

23 January 20200 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and believe it is important to celebrate Australia Day, according to a new…

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Cash, jobs, education and resettlement pledged to help refugee crisis

24 December 20190 comments

Nations have pledged more than $US3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said this month at the end of…

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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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Lead story

June 2018

Multicultural youth optimistic and engaged – study

7 June 20180 comments

Young Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds feel a sense of optimism and belonging even though they are subject...

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May 2018

Budget responds to migration growth

3 May 20180 comments

A massive investment in education and infrastructure in the 2018-19 Victorian state budget is the Andrews government’s...

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The girl who swam to freedom

2 May 20180 comments

Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimming champion who famously helped to save fellow refugees on a sinking raft in the Aegean...

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March 2018

Meet Tonton – a Muppet for refugee kids

27 March 20180 comments

A Muppet named Tonton is spreading joy among children living in refugee camps in the Middle East. TV icon Sesame Street...

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