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

Brisbane-based Ethiopian refugee, Chekole Getenet, chasing Olympic dream in new homeland (Foxsports)

1 June 20150 comments

THE little orphan treads carefully, as though the soft ground underneath him was a minefield in his homeland instead of...

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Is this Australia’s most generous couple? Elderly migrants give $10.8m to Sydney nursing school

1 June 20150 comments

THEY are Sydney’s most reclusive multi-millionaires and our most generous migrants. Property magnates Isaac Wakil, who...

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Tasmania may join asylum visa plan

1 June 20150 comments

THE Tasmanian Government is considering joining a scheme to bring asylum seekers to regional areas in return for a...

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April 2015

Refugee resettlement adds $40m to struggling Victorian town’s economy (SBS)

24 April 20150 comments

Refugee resettlement has created 70 full-time jobs and added $40 million to a struggling rural Victorian town’s...

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