Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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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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Media Releases

January 2017

Stuart Crosby the new AMES Australia chair

23 January 20170 comments

Businessman Stuart Crosby has been appointed as the new chairperson of migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES...

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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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