Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Snapshots of multicultural lives

3 June 20200 comments

A group of people newly arrived in Australia have written short pieces about aspects of their lives here in Melbourne and in their home countries as part…

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Refugee businesses weathering COVID-19 downturn

3 June 20200 comments

Refugee-run businesses are proving resilient and innovative in the face of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows.

An audit of small businesses last…

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Refugee volunteers supporting COVID-19 victims

21 May 20200 comments

Refugee volunteers are helping out at a new community initiative in Melbourne’s north is supporting vulnerable people to get through the financial difficulties brought by the COVID-19…

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Refugee family grateful and happy to isolate

30 April 20200 comments

A family of Iraqi refugees has just completed two-week of self-isolation since arriving in Australia after the March 15 COVID-19 pandemic curfew.

But the ordeal of being cooped…

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Refugees, migrants bearing the brunt of COVID crisis – survey

30 April 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are more worried and feel more vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus crisis than ordinary Australians, according…

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Migrant family’s history unearthed

23 April 20200 comments

A random quiz question has helped Anita Lussetti unearth new and poignant information about her family’s history.

A Case Manager with migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia,…

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Sector News

April 2015

Refugee family’s lifelong friendship right to the end (Herald Sun)

13 April 20150 comments

WHEN Amira Younan and her family arrived in Melbourne in 1992, the refugees who fled war-torn Iraq had almost nothing....

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Iran return for failed asylum seekers (SBS)

13 April 20150 comments

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits Iran next week to press the government to accept back Iranian asylum seekers found...

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A full inquiry is needed into detention regime (The Age)

9 April 20150 comments

Yet again, there is cause for Australians to be profoundly disturbed about the federal government’s management of...

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Study reveals migrants’ views on Australian democracy (SBS)

8 April 20150 comments

A new survey has found immigrants to Australia share similar values to people born here, but feel less able to...

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