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

February 2016

Meet multi-talented South Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai

22 February 20160 comments

Multi-talented South Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai came to Australia as a refugee fleeing the brutal and interminable civil war...

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November 2015

Calabrisella Mia

17 November 20150 comments

Best selling author of Pepe & Poppy, Joe Novella, has turned his hand to documentary making. The son of Italian...

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October 2015

Yasser Zomorrodi, martial arts champion

16 October 20151 comment

Iranian asylum seeker and martial arts champion, Yasser Zomorrodi, dreams of fighting for Australia. Music: Program: now!...

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August 2015

Making their mark

21 August 20151 comment

It was Game On! for more than 100 new arrivals to Australia as they were introduced to the nations number...

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