Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

One man’s mission to help the Burmese people

1 April 20210 comments

A migrant from Burma now living in Melbourne has launched a one man campaign to raise awareness about the human rights crisis in his homeland that was… Read Full Article

Shot at, forced to flee but still smiling

1 April 20210 comments

A refugee family who were targeted by the Burmese military and spent two decades in a refugee camp are finally rebuilding their lives in Melbourne.

Karenni couple Bo… Read Full Article

Refugees’ epic journeys to freedom across the ‘roof of the world’

1 April 20210 comments

Tibetan refugees Palden and Tashi Tensing made perilous month-long treks over the highest mountains in the world to find new lives in peace and safety.

On their separate… Read Full Article

Australia remains resilient in the face of COVID – Scanlon report

16 February 20210 comments

The latest Scanlon Foundation report on social cohesion in Australia has produced some surprisingly positive results in the face of the social and psychological impact of the… Read Full Article

Melbourne Burmese minorities fear coup will bring more suffering

16 February 20210 comments

Burmese minority communities in Melbourne say they are worried about the future of their compatriots at home in the wake of the Burmese military coup.

As the Burmese… Read Full Article

Melbourne Syrians supporting victims of war and COVID at home

29 January 20210 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Syrian community have launched a campaign to support the children of families in Syria who are falling into poverty and destitution as a result… Read Full Article

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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