Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20171 comment

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Media Releases

April 2015

Media Release: Refugee resettlement gives regional community $40m boost – study

23 April 20150 comments

A program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has resulted in positive outcomes for the refugee...

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March 2015

Media Release: Work for the Dole benefiting new arrivals

17 March 20150 comments

Newly arrived migrants and refugees are benefiting from the federal government’s Work for the Dole (WFD) scheme which...

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February 2015

Media Release: Asylum seeker choir celebrates a year of song 

5 February 20150 comments

The Voices Without Borders asylum seeker choir this week celebrates its first birthday after a year of song, friendship...

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Media Release: Diverse workforce powers the economy, say top business leaders

2 February 20150 comments

The Chief Executive of Australia’s biggest bank and chairman of the nation’s second largest telecommunications company...

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