Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments

Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according to Australian Electoral Commission and Department of Social…

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Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 May 20190 comments

As an asylum seeker without the right to work in Australia Liaquat Ali was struggling to support his young family and even put food on the table.

But the ethnic…

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Refugee urges Aussies to value democracy

7 May 20190 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz has voted only once in his life and he says Australians should not take for granted the privilege of living in a working democracy.

Mirwais, who…

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Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Local AMES News

May 2014

Refugees introduced to RCH

13 May 20140 comments

Refugee families are being offered tours of the Royal Children’s Hospital to introduce them to the hospital’s services...

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AMES students bowling along

12 May 20140 comments

More than twenty AMES youth students have taken part in a lawn bowls pilot program over the past two weeks...

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AMES youth students explore job opportunities

10 May 20140 comments

Around twenty AMES students from Dandenong and Noble Park recently attended a migrant youth employment forum at Monash...

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April 2014

A day at the zoo to celebrate cultural diversity

4 April 20140 comments

About 250 students from AMES West Hub spent a day at Werribee Open Range Zoo on March 20, courtesy of...

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