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

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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140 million climate refugees – World Bank prediction

26 March 20180 comments

About 143 million people are at risk of becoming ‘climate migrants’ fleeing crop failure, drought and rising sea...

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The rug maker’s journey

1 March 20180 comments

Najaf Mazari says that there are very few Afghans who can remember time when there was not fighting. Before ISIS...

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Migration to Australia – a brief history

1 March 20180 comments

Australia can make a legitimate claim to being the most successful multicultural society in the world. At 26-per-cent we...

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