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

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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