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. 

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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.

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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

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December 2013

Energy efficiency saves money and promotes well-being

5 December 20130 comments

Cutting energy bills can improve the home comfort, health and well-being of low income families, according to new research....

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November 2013

Offshore detention costs rising: hearing (Nine News)

19 November 20130 comments

The cost of detaining asylum seekers in Australia’s Nauru and Manus Island detention centres is set to blow out...

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Australian commander reveals no boats purchased under Operation Sovereign Borders (BBC News)

19 November 20130 comments

The military commander in charge of the operation to stop asylum seeker boats has revealed that not one boat has...

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Spying revelations not helpful for Government seeking Indonesia’s help on asylum seekers (ABC – North Coast)

18 November 20130 comments

The spying revelations could not come at a worse time for the Coalition Government, and the issue is likely to...

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