Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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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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