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

Migration levels dropping and could plunge further

1 October 20190 comments

Australia’s permanent migration intake has dropped to 160,000 – the lowest level in a decade, according to newly...

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Australia now a top nation for temporary migration – OECD

1 October 20190 comments

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) shows that Australia is one of the top countries that...

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Refugee intakes fall as economic migration booms – OECD

1 October 20190 comments

Successful humanitarian migration is falling across the globe as the numbers of people moving country for economic reasons...

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Myths about migration

1 October 20190 comments

A raft of recent research shows that common perceptions about the movement of people across borders bears little...

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