Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments

Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according to Australian Electoral Commission and Department of Social…

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Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 May 20190 comments

As an asylum seeker without the right to work in Australia Liaquat Ali was struggling to support his young family and even put food on the table.

But the ethnic…

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Refugee urges Aussies to value democracy

7 May 20190 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz has voted only once in his life and he says Australians should not take for granted the privilege of living in a working democracy.

Mirwais, who…

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Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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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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