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

June 2015

A year without bombs: Refugee schoolboy enjoying life in Australia (SBS)

24 June 20150 comments

In 2014 we met Noran Zahrooni, a six-year-old refugee who had just arrived in Australia from war-torn Syria, as he...

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My first week in Australia: Three refugees tell their stories (ABC)

22 June 20150 comments

From the difficulty of shopping to catching a bus, refugees speak about what it was like to settle in Melbourne...

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Illawarra celebrates its refugee community (Illawara Mercury)

17 June 20150 comments

They danced, sung and ate. But above all the TAFE Illawarra Wollongong students in the Adult Migrant English Program...

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‘We always live in fear’: Rohingya refugees speak out (SBS)

17 June 20150 comments

During World Refugee Week we speak to Australia’s Rohingya community who fear for their ‘stateless’...

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