Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Snapshots of multicultural lives

3 June 20200 comments

A group of people newly arrived in Australia have written short pieces about aspects of their lives here in Melbourne and in their home countries as part…

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Refugee businesses weathering COVID-19 downturn

3 June 20200 comments

Refugee-run businesses are proving resilient and innovative in the face of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows.

An audit of small businesses last…

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Refugee volunteers supporting COVID-19 victims

21 May 20200 comments

Refugee volunteers are helping out at a new community initiative in Melbourne’s north is supporting vulnerable people to get through the financial difficulties brought by the COVID-19…

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Refugee family grateful and happy to isolate

30 April 20200 comments

A family of Iraqi refugees has just completed two-week of self-isolation since arriving in Australia after the March 15 COVID-19 pandemic curfew.

But the ordeal of being cooped…

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Refugees, migrants bearing the brunt of COVID crisis – survey

30 April 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are more worried and feel more vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus crisis than ordinary Australians, according…

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Migrant family’s history unearthed

23 April 20200 comments

A random quiz question has helped Anita Lussetti unearth new and poignant information about her family’s history.

A Case Manager with migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia,…

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Media Releases

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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New migrants succumbing to Aussie fast food culture – study

22 April 20160 comments

New migrants to Australia generally eat more healthy diets than the locals but many are dragged into bad habits by...

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March 2016

Migrants’ employment expectations out of reach

17 March 20160 comments

March 17 2016 – for immediate release New migrants are finding it harder than they expect to find suitable work...

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February 2016

Migrant women a hidden economic asset

29 February 20160 comments

Australia is missing out on the skills and experience of tens of thousands of highly qualified women who arrive as...

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