Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Local AMES News

March 2014

A cultural affair

28 March 20140 comments

In celebration of Diversity Week, the Multicultural Hub and City of Melbourne hosted the Community Cultural Fair on...

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Free bike tours for asylum seeker clients

21 March 20140 comments

AMES asylum seeker clients are enjoying free bike tours of Melbourne’s city centre thanks to a partnership with...

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Settlement forum builds bridges among service providers

21 March 20140 comments

More than twenty service providers and twenty representatives from the new commonwealth Department of Social Services...

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AMES ASAS clients jamming their way to success

14 March 20140 comments

With the help of AMES case workers, a group of talented Iranian musicians have formed an exciting new band called...

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