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.

My most favourite festivity is Lunar New… Read Full Article

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

June 2014

Professional mentoring delivers results for jobs seekers

30 June 20140 comments

Eight of fifteen AMES Pathways to Employment course students sent out on work placements recently were offered jobs by...

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AMES hires its own graduates

30 June 20140 comments

AMES not only provides education and training but also employment opportunities for skilled migrants and refugees from...

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OPEN YOUR HEARTS performance for Refugee Week

22 June 20140 comments

AMES volunteers were treated to the first performance of OPEN YOUR HEARTS – songs and stories of refugees at the...

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AMES students on the ball in the CALD Cup

20 June 20140 comments

More than 100 AMES students took part in the Western Bulldogs’ annual CALDplay Football Carnival this week at the...

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