Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Sector News - 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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Helen Kapalos named Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner (The Age)

15 July 20150 comments

Television presenter and journalist Helen Kapalos​ has been appointed Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner....

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Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai celebrates 18th birthday opening school for Syrian refugees, calling on leaders to invest in ‘books not bullets’

13 July 20150 comments

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon by opening a...

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