Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Newly arrived communities hit harder by cost of living pressure – study

1 March 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia appear to be suffering greater cost of living stress than the broader community, a survey of community leaders has found. 

A… Read Full Article

Lion Dance brings good luck and prosperity

1 March 20240 comments

Helen Truong tells of her role in one of Melbourne’s great multicultural traditions – the annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance.

My most favourite festivity is Lunar New… Read Full Article

Ukrainians holding firm as war enters third year

23 February 20240 comments

Ukrainian Australians and Ukrainians who have arrived here since the Russian invasion say they remain confident and resilient as the war in their homeland enters its third… Read Full Article

Refugee family’s journey to safety

5 February 20240 comments

As an archivist and technical officer with the Afghan Government Eshaq Yaqubi worked in a prestigious job just metres away from the office of the last elected… Read Full Article

Nature-loving refugee finds his place among the gum trees

24 January 20240 comments

The steamy jungles of the Thai-Burma border are a world away from the manicured lawns and parterre gardens of Melbourne’s Werribee Park Mansion.

But for young refugee Nay… Read Full Article

Migrant artist inspired by Australian flowers

11 January 20240 comments

A stunning art exhibition celebrating the ethereal symbolism of Australian native flowers is about to open in Melbourne.

The creator of the ‘Blossoms of Life’ exhibition at the… Read Full Article

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More