Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20170 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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Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Sector News

April 2015

Victorian town gets $41m benefit from resettling Burmese Karen refugees (The Guardian)

23 April 20150 comments

A small town in Victoria has gained an economic benefit of $41.5m from resettling refugees, a report has found, pointing...

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PROFILE: A refugee’s search for freedom (Naomi Valley Independent)

22 April 20150 comments

Sri Lankan-born Tamil man, Kamalanathan Pakkianathan, also known as Theepan, has been granted permanent residency in...

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Hundreds gather in Sydney protesting against refugee and asylum seeker policy (ABC)

21 April 20150 comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gather in Sydney to protest against Australia’s policies on refugees and asylum seekers, in...

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Australia’s oldest Karen WW2 veteran gears up for Anzac Day (SBS)

21 April 20150 comments

Australia’s oldest Karen World War Two veteran is preparing to march in his sixth Anzac Day parade. Bordy Weeku...

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