Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Local AMES News - May 2015

Migrant school mums learn English in friendly setting

29 May 20150 comments

AMES Footscray has joined with an order of Catholic nuns to provide newly arrived migrant and refugee mothers of...

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First aid course saves AMES student’s child

22 May 20150 comments

An AMES student was able to save her own daughter’s life because she had completed a first aid course organised...

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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry...

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AMES students embrace Doggies’ CALDplay program

1 May 20150 comments

More than 70 youth students from AMES Footscray, Werribee and St Albans have begun an AFL football orientation and...

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