Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20172 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20173 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious of…

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Sector News

July 2015

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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NBA all-star shows South Sudanese Australians the path to success (SBS)

10 July 20150 comments

From Sudanese refugee to NBA all-star, Luol Deng has walked the path that many kids in Melbourne’s refugee community...

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Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers

7 July 20150 comments

While the EU continues to squabble over who should bear the greatest responsibility for asylum seekers arriving in Europe...

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