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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November 2016

Changing the lives of refugee women in Indonesia

17 November 20162 comments

Carly Copolov travelled to Indonesia on a research trip, but came home inspired to help make a difference to the...

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Newly arrived workers face exploitation – report

17 November 20160 comments

The exploitation of migrant and refugee workers in Melbourne’s west is widespread and systemic, according to a new...

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Melbourne’s secret history of cultural diversity

14 November 20160 comments

If you think, as most people do, that Melbourne’s vibrant brand of multiculturalism began in the 1950s with the...

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October 2016

Sewing enterprise knitting a community together

18 October 20162 comments

A group of Karen Burmese refugee women at Nhill in western Victoria have opened a social enterprise business in the...

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