Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Newly arrived communities hit harder by cost of living pressure – study

1 March 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia appear to be suffering greater cost of living stress than the broader community, a survey of community leaders has found. 

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Lion Dance brings good luck and prosperity

1 March 20240 comments

Helen Truong tells of her role in one of Melbourne’s great multicultural traditions – the annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance.

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Ukrainians holding firm as war enters third year

23 February 20240 comments

Ukrainian Australians and Ukrainians who have arrived here since the Russian invasion say they remain confident and resilient as the war in their homeland enters its third… Read Full Article

Refugee family’s journey to safety

5 February 20240 comments

As an archivist and technical officer with the Afghan Government Eshaq Yaqubi worked in a prestigious job just metres away from the office of the last elected… Read Full Article

Nature-loving refugee finds his place among the gum trees

24 January 20240 comments

The steamy jungles of the Thai-Burma border are a world away from the manicured lawns and parterre gardens of Melbourne’s Werribee Park Mansion.

But for young refugee Nay… Read Full Article

Migrant artist inspired by Australian flowers

11 January 20240 comments

A stunning art exhibition celebrating the ethereal symbolism of Australian native flowers is about to open in Melbourne.

The creator of the ‘Blossoms of Life’ exhibition at the… Read Full Article

Local AMES News

October 2014

AMES student infused with a Bulldog spirit

20 October 20140 comments

For former AMES student Amy Vy it has been a long journey from the highlands of Vietnam to the Whitten...

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September 2014

Karen refugees become Australian citizens

26 September 20140 comments

Around 35 former AMES clients became Australian citizens at a moving and inspirational ceremony at Nhill, in western...

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Fifteen years of Yarrilinks

8 September 20140 comments

The 15th annual Yarrilinks Planting Weekend was again a roaring success with thirty-seven AMES students taking part.It was...

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August 2014

Care to Share dinner reciprocated

25 August 20140 comments

Two AMES clients have hosted a dinner for the founder of the Care to Share project, which sees Melburnians volunteer...

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