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Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Finding family – a refugee’s journey back

11 May 20170 comments

As a young child Hamdi Ubeed was taken from her family by an ‘aunt’ who promised to remove her from the dangers of the then raging Somalian civil war.

The…

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The Changing Global Religious Landscape

19 April 20170 comments

Christians will be outnumbered by Muslims by 2035 as birth rates in Islamic countries outstrip those in the west, according to a new demographic analysis.

In recent years, more babies…

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July 2016

Conflict, cancer and cruelty – a refugee family’s journey

19 July 20161 comment

Escaping a desperate gun battle, beating breast cancer in a war zone and living for months in a cramped single...

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Education entering the digital fast lane

13 July 20161 comment

Digital technology is delivering a revolution in education which its proponents say is removing the old barriers of...

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Refugees and migrants amongst 300,000 new voters

1 July 20160 comments

Tomorrow, Hashmat Najib will vote for the first time in his life in the 2016 federal election. The 22 year...

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June 2016

Brexit vote coming down to the wire

16 June 20160 comments

Making sense of the rival campaigns and arguments around Britain’s historic ‘Brexit’ vote on June 23 is bit like...

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