Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Multicultural leaders hail Adam Goodes documentary

21 June 20190 comments

The controversial new documentary ‘The Final Quarter’ that charts AFL player Adam Goodes’ battle with racism has been commended by leaders within Victoria’s multicultural communities…

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Global refugee numbers hit 70 million

19 June 20190 comments

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has soared above 70 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to the UN’s refugee agency…

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Refugee’s long journey from fear and despair

3 June 20190 comments
A fifteen-year roller coaster ride of soaring hope and crushing despair has characterised the life of Iraqi refugee Ammar Al-Taie.

The 32-year-old dentist survived the invasion of his homeland by…

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Food and family – a refugee’s salvation

31 May 20190 comments
After being forced to leave behind an affluent and successful life in Pakistan, refugee Alia Sultana has rebuilt her life through her passion for food and her knack for…
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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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Media Releases

August 2017

Refugee honoured by the AFL for community work

2 August 20170 comments

An Iraqi refugee and AMES Australia volunteer has been recognised by the AFL for his community work. Osama Butti was...

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July 2017

AMES Australia to support refugees in three states

27 July 20170 comments

AMES Australia is pleased to announce it has been appointed to provide the Commonwealth Government’s Humanitarian...

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February 2017

AMES Australia board member recognised in Australia Day honors

2 February 20170 comments

AMES Australia board member Vedran Drakulic has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia...

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January 2017

Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

25 January 20170 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to...

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