Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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Media Releases

June 2015

Media Release: jobactive employment service launches

26 June 20150 comments

AMES is pleased to be part of the Federal Government’s jobactive employment initiative and will continue to work to...

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Media Release: Photo exhibition highlights rich cultures of refugee communities

5 June 20150 comments

A stunning new photographic exhibition offers a unique window into the lives and stories of some of Australia’s newest...

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Media Release: Safe haven visas offer hope to asylum seekers

3 June 20150 comments

Leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the implementation of Australia’s new Safe Haven...

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May 2015

Media Release: State Budget recognises the value of cultural diversity

6 May 20150 comments

Victoria’s leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the Victorian Government’s recognition of...

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