Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Young refugee’s passion to help his homeland

21 March 20170 comments

Somali-born refugee Omar Elmi has dreams that belie his tender years. The 17-year-old is studying horticulture and is the first Somali-born trainee taken on by Parks Victoria. He is driven by passion to help farmers and ordinary families in his homeland who face starvation because of a ‘once in a fifty-year’ drought.

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Volunteer making a difference in refugees’ lives

10 March 20170 comments

Patricia Weickhardt is an unsung hero of the suburbs. For twenty years, she has quietly gone about helping new migrants settle in Australia.

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Blood feuds, battles and bandits – a refugee’s journey

24 February 20172 comments

Unlike the armed-to-the-teeth Australian soldiers alongside him, young Afghan Nabi went into combat wielding only his language skills.

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From bandrooms to boardrooms

24 February 20170 comments

Stuart Crosby is not your average business leader. A captain of the financial services industry who professes progressive politics; a former pub band musician who dresses in smart business suits; and, a deep and lateral thinker who is also a pragmatist.

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Violence against CALD women a pressing issue

23 February 20170 comments

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are among the most vulnerable victims of family violence and the issue is leading to the stigmatising of some ethnic groups, a new research report says.

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Courage and resilience revealed in a smile

20 January 20170 comments

They say a smile is the light in the window of your soul. For Karen refugee Eh Hta Dah Shee, his beaming face belies a lifetime of struggle, deprivation and hardship.

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Local AMES News

August 2014

AMES students land hospitality jobs

1 August 20140 comments

For Erminio Yap and Htun Htun, students from AMES West Hub, getting up at 5.30am was just the start of their...

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July 2014

AMES students kick goals at Etihad

25 July 20140 comments

Dozens of AMES students competed in half-time football games at Etihad Stadium last Sunday as part of the AFL’s...

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AMES students to grace Etihad Stadium

18 July 20140 comments

Dozens of AMES students will take centre stage at Etihad Stadium on Sunday as part of the AFL’s Multicultural Round....

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June 2014

AMES students tread the boards

30 June 20140 comments

This week five AMES students from our South Hub staged performances of a show written by them and fellow students...

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