Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Sector News

June 2015

Two refugees and a blonde: Using humour to break down refugee stereotypes (ABC)

17 June 20150 comments

Two refugees are using YouTube and humour to break down stereotypes by creating a 10 part web series called Two...

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Refugee Week shines light on migrant contributions to community

9 June 20150 comments

BERHAN Jaber arrived in Australia as a refugee and empty-handed. But the knowledge and life experience he brought with...

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Exhibition captures refugees’ contributions in Australia (SBS)

5 June 20150 comments

A photo exhibition that launched in Melbourne on Thursday is telling the stories of refugee communities and their...

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WA invests in languages education (SBS)

3 June 20150 comments

The WA government has announced, over the next year, $230,000 will go to improving the curriculum and teaching skills of...

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