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

January 2016

Migrants keen to volunteer, fit it study finds

18 January 20160 comments

People newly arrived to Australia are keen to fit in with their local communities, connect with their neighbours and...

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September 2015

Media Release: Refugee agency welcomes extra places for humanitarian entrants

15 September 20150 comments

Leading refugee and migrant settlement agency AMES Australia has welcomed the federal government’s announcement that...

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August 2015

Media release: Migration a key economic and social factor, according to research review

20 August 20150 comments

Migration plays a critical role in Australia’s present and future economic wellbeing and will boost Australia’s GDP per...

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July 2015

Media Release: AMES Cup introduces AFL football to new Australians

22 July 20150 comments

 More than 200 new arrived migrants and refugees have been introduced to AFL football through the first ever AMES Cup...

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