Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20170 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20173 comments

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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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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Lead story

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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