Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Latest Articles

October 2019

UN accuses Australia over discrimination against CALD disabled

8 October 20190 comments

Australia’s laws and institutions allow for discrimination against culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)...

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Skilled migrants struggling to find their feet, study finds

8 October 20190 comments

Highly educated, highly skilled migrants often can’t find good jobs because employers don’t trust their...

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Migrants continue to be lost on Mediterranean crossing

8 October 20190 comments

The Italian Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 13 people, all women, who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized...

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Boosting regional settlement of migrants, refugees

7 October 20190 comments

An innovative new project to settle refugees and migrants in regional Victorian communities in need of a skills and...

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