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 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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