Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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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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