Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 May 20190 comments

As an asylum seeker without the right to work in Australia Liaquat Ali was struggling to support his young family and even put food on the table.

But the ethnic…

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Refugee urges Aussies to value democracy

7 May 20190 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz has voted only once in his life and he says Australians should not take for granted the privilege of living in a working democracy.

Mirwais, who…

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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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Local AMES News

May 2015

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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April 2015

AMES students learn hospitality skills

27 April 20150 comments

​Footscray AMES Hospitality Class had its first session at William Angliss Institute (WAI) on Tuesday 14 April. Students...

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March 2015

Community Cultural Fair celebrates Melbourne’s diversity

30 March 20150 comments

​Over 1000 people attended last week’s Community Cultural Fair, hosted for the third year at the Multicultural Hub, in...

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Volunteer tutoring builds firm friendships

23 March 20150 comments

For Ann Nicol volunteering with AMES gives her a glimpse into diverse cultures and a chance to help people. The...

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