Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but it is better than tomorrow’.

He says it sums up the pain of a nation that has been wracked by war, repression and sectarian violence for decades.

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20181 comment

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of a refugee.

Almost two decades on, he is harnessing his memories of those experiences to develop mutual understanding between refugees and Australians.

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Sudanese refugee’s long walk to safety

23 November 20181 comment

As a small boy Peter Kon was forced on a month-long march across rugged bushland away from his family and village.

For the next 18-years a refugee camp would be his home and disease, starvation and death his constant companions.

But the South Sudanese refugee refused to give up his dream of a future.

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Local AMES News

June 2014

Art helps youth make connections in communities

5 June 20140 comments

Youth students from AMES St Albans have taken part in an exciting arts project that has seen contemporary artworks go...

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AMES students learn about trades

2 June 20140 comments

Youth students from St Albans, Footscray and Box Hill recently were introduced to potential employment opportunities...

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May 2014

AMES welcomes state Labor higher education spokesman

30 May 20140 comments

AMES welcomed Victorian Shadow Minister for Higher Education Mr Steve Herbert to our Flagstaff site last week. Mr Herbert...

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AMES volunteer recognised

30 May 20140 comments

AMES volunteer tutor Beth Dooley has been nominated for a Deakin Community Award for the work she does in Croydon’s...

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