Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Young refugee’s passion to help his homeland

21 March 20170 comments

Somali-born refugee Omar Elmi has dreams that belie his tender years. The 17-year-old is studying horticulture and is the first Somali-born trainee taken on by Parks Victoria. He is driven by passion to help farmers and ordinary families in his homeland who face starvation because of a ‘once in a fifty-year’ drought.

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Volunteer making a difference in refugees’ lives

10 March 20170 comments

Patricia Weickhardt is an unsung hero of the suburbs. For twenty years, she has quietly gone about helping new migrants settle in Australia.

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Blood feuds, battles and bandits – a refugee’s journey

24 February 20172 comments

Unlike the armed-to-the-teeth Australian soldiers alongside him, young Afghan Nabi went into combat wielding only his language skills.

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From bandrooms to boardrooms

24 February 20170 comments

Stuart Crosby is not your average business leader. A captain of the financial services industry who professes progressive politics; a former pub band musician who dresses in smart business suits; and, a deep and lateral thinker who is also a pragmatist.

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Violence against CALD women a pressing issue

23 February 20170 comments

Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are among the most vulnerable victims of family violence and the issue is leading to the stigmatising of some ethnic groups, a new research report says.

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Courage and resilience revealed in a smile

20 January 20170 comments

They say a smile is the light in the window of your soul. For Karen refugee Eh Hta Dah Shee, his beaming face belies a lifetime of struggle, deprivation and hardship.

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Sound Bite

December 2016

Multicultural cohort

19 December 20160 comments

The social interactions of different cohorts of migrants are captured in this video about an end of year celebration...

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October 2016

Youth Camp 2016

18 October 20161 comment

In September 2016, students from AMES Australia travelled to the Charnwood Camp in the Strathbogie Ranges. Compiled by...

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September 2016

Adele Murdolo from MCWH

9 September 20161 comment

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health CEO Dr Adele Murdolo has worked in the centre for 16 years. She discusses...

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August 2016

Interview with Thomas Albrecht

17 August 20160 comments

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ man in Australia, Thomas Albrecht, speaks to AMES Australia Senior...

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