Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20170 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious of…

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Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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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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