Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Rising above violence and racism

19 December 20162 comments

If Indian migrant Sravan Threerthala had turned his back on Australia after a drug-affected teenage thug plunged a large screwdriver through his temple in an unprovoked attack in 2009, no one would have blamed him.

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Canada’s refugee policy – reality versus rhetoric

15 December 20161 comment

A year ago Canada was hailed as a humanitarian exemplar for opening its doors to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, but Canadians are learning  that was just the easy part.

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Global youth development – a long haul

17 November 20160 comments

A new snapshot of global youth and their social and economic circumstances has painted a picture of slow improvement and large gaps between wealthy and poor nations.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bombs, threats, executions – life under ISIS

17 November 20161 comment

A Melbourne refugee family recently resettled here from Syria have told of the horror, barbarism and fear that became everyday life in an area controlled by ISIS extremists.

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Changing the lives of refugee women in Indonesia

17 November 20162 comments

Going beyond the fabric, a not-for-profit social enterprise is making a difference to the lives of refugee women living in Indonesia.

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Media Releases

September 2016

Asylum seeker training program welcomed

1 September 20160 comments

Migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia welcomes the decision by the Victorian Government to include refugees...

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July 2016

Migrants interested in Australia’s economy and society – survey shows

5 July 20160 comments

Most newly-arrived migrants and refugees believe in low taxes, leaving the GST rate where it is and that Australia is...

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May 2016

Game On! AMES Australia Cup Media Release

30 May 20160 comments

More than 200 newly arrived migrants and refugees were introduced to AFL football through the AMES Australia Cup ‘Game...

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April 2016

Health care needs of refugees the focus of new $2 million initiative

22 April 20160 comments

Refugees and asylum seekers are much more likely to die or become seriously ill than the general population because of...

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