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

October 2016

Finding work the focus of Syrian refugee

17 October 20160 comments

Amer Gerges’ final decision to leave behind his home and his life behind came when artillery shells slammed into...

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September 2016

Refugees find fortune in family

7 September 20160 comments

As a single mum with two children, Syrian refugee Collette Hannah made the bravest decision of her life leaving behind...

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Rising above tragedy to become the heart and soul of a refugee community

7 September 20161 comment

Karen Burmese refugee Evelyn Kunoo tells a heartbreaking story about her family that is emblematic of refugees across the...

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August 2016

Discrimination and exclusion issues for migrants – study finds

24 August 20160 comments

Newcomers to Australia cherish our freedom, democracy, and standard of living but some are happier than others and...

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