Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20172 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Lead story

March 2017

Political agreement on multiculturalism, migration

30 March 20170 comments

As debate around migration and refugees turns toxic around the globe, the two leaders of Australia’s major political...

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Young refugee’s passion to help his homeland

21 March 20170 comments

Somali-born refugee Omar Elmi has dreams that belie his tender years. The 17-year-old is studying horticulture and is the...

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Volunteer making a difference in refugees’ lives

10 March 20172 comments

Patricia Weickhardt is an unsung hero of the suburbs. For twenty years, she has quietly gone about helping new migrants...

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February 2017

Blood feuds, battles and bandits – a refugee’s journey

24 February 20174 comments

Unlike the armed-to-the-teeth Australian soldiers alongside him, young Afghan Nabi went into combat wielding only his...

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