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

Refugees volunteer to keep African restaurant Mu’ooz open in Brisbane (ABC)

21 April 20150 comments

A not-for-profit Brisbane restaurant that helps female African refugees hopes volunteers and diversification will help keep...

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AfroCare to tackle mental health issues in African-Australians (Herald Sun)

16 April 20150 comments

A YOUNG African-Australian is speaking up about mental health in her community. University student Tabotu Teklemariam is...

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Refugee substitutes work for volunteering in bid to help others (Leader Community Papers)

14 April 20150 comments

MAALEK Bobakraad does not let the fact he cannot work stop him from making a meaningful contribution to the community....

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Multiculturalism captured at Youth Week event (The Examiner)

14 April 20150 comments

SNAP happy youth promoted multiculturalism and diversity in Launceston Civic Square on Monday for National Youth Week....

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