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

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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