Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees, migrants optimistic about COVID recovery – survey

23 December 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are now feeling safer and more confident that the worst of then COVID-19 pandemic is over in Australia but they report being…

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Opportunity and a new life for refugee family

23 December 20200 comments

Bushra Mansour and her family are what successful refugee settlement in Australia looks like.

Four years after arriving in Australia, the family has bought a house in Craigieburn,…

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2020 in retrospect – a defining year

23 December 20200 comments

It’s become a cliché, but 2020 was a year like no other.

As the fireworks went off at midnight to kick off a new year and new decade,…

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Multicultural communities show resilience through pandemic

1 December 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the resilience, agility and togetherness of Australia’s diverse communities, according to some of the nation’s multicultural leaders.

But it has also exposed latent…

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Hospitals and hand grenades: A refugee doctor’s journey from hell

1 December 20200 comments

Afghan trauma surgeon Abdullatif Stanikzai’s life changed forever the day three wounded Taliban fighters were brought into his Kabul hospital.

The men had been shot and captured in…

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State budget to fund an inclusive recovery

25 November 20200 comments

Victoria’s 2020-21 budget amounts to the largest investment in the state’s diversity and multiculturalism in history.

Massive job creation spending, a public housing building program and a skills…

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Sector News

April 2016

Safe at last – They’re among the first of the ‘lucky’ 12,000 to arrive. So how were Osama Butti and his family chosen, and what do they make of their new home?

18 April 20160 comments

He believes in God and he believes in us, the Australians who helped make his children safe. He’s travelled so...

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August 2015

Migrant women work together to create a productive space (Leader)

5 August 20150 comments

AN IMPRESSIVE CV including three degrees and a successful career as a communications expert and business administrator...

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July 2015

Journey to Australia explored in refugee artwork (ABC)

27 July 20150 comments

After years in a refugee camp a Bendigo woman uses art to relive her journey to Australia. Read more:...

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Refugees share their stories from war-torn Middle East to asylum in Australia (Daily Telegraph)

15 July 20150 comments

Former refugees who now call western Sydney home share their stories in a bid to eradicate stereotypes and put a...

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