Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Syrian, Iraqi refugees feel safe, welcome and happy – survey

26 June 20190 comments

Refugees who have come to Australia as a result of the conflict in Syria and Iraq are overwhelmingly happy, and feel safe and welcome, according to the…

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Multicultural leaders hail Adam Goodes documentary

21 June 20190 comments

The controversial new documentary ‘The Final Quarter’ that charts AFL player Adam Goodes’ battle with racism has been commended by leaders within Victoria’s multicultural communities…

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Global refugee numbers hit 70 million

19 June 20190 comments

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has soared above 70 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to the UN’s refugee agency…

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Refugee’s long journey from fear and despair

3 June 20190 comments
A fifteen-year roller coaster ride of soaring hope and crushing despair has characterised the life of Iraqi refugee Ammar Al-Taie.

The 32-year-old dentist survived the invasion of his homeland by…

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Food and family – a refugee’s salvation

31 May 20190 comments
After being forced to leave behind an affluent and successful life in Pakistan, refugee Alia Sultana has rebuilt her life through her passion for food and her knack for…
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Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments
Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according to Australian Electoral Commission and Department of Social…

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Lead story

February 2019

Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity. The specialist in General Medicine and...

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to...

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December 2018

Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but...

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20181 comment

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of...

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