Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Federal budget offers restrained relief

17 May 20240 comments

The 2024 federal budget will see Australia’s migration and refugee programs remain as significant parts of the nation’s political and economic lifeblood.

The migration program will see an… Read Full Article

Safe space created for Melbourne’s gig workers

1 May 20240 comments

They are the forgotten people of cities around the world – gig workers and delivery drivers who go about their difficult and often dangerous jobs with little… Read Full Article

Reflections on my homeland

18 April 20240 comments

I have been living permanently in Melbourne for the past 20 years and in 2023 my family and I decided to go back to Nepal for a… Read Full Article

Sun shines finally on Persian chef

18 April 20240 comments

Twelve years after he fled Iran in fear of his life Melbourne chef and humanitarian Hamed Allahyari can now call Australia his forever home.

As asylum seekers, Hamed… Read Full Article

Gift of food and friendship helping families settle in Mildura

14 March 20240 comments

An innovative new project is connecting Congolese and Burundian families newly arrived in Mildura with members of the existing local communities.

Set up by Jules Kangeta, a Case… Read Full Article

Community leader and volunteer is ‘Woman of Impact’

8 March 20240 comments

A Syrian refugee who overcame war, persecution and displacement to become a key leader and bulwark of her community is the inaugural ‘AMES Australia Woman of Impact’.

Norma… Read Full Article

Latest Articles

March 2024

Migrant women find independence and more rights in Australia

8 March 20240 comments

Migrant and refugee women in Australia are finding more independence and opportunity in Australia as well as a healthier...

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Multicultural artist’s work on show

8 March 20240 comments

A new art exhibition explores the nexus between watercolour, Australian landscapes and Chinese art traditions. The...

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February 2024

Refugee academic now supporting other displaced people

28 February 20240 comments

Muqtader Yousafzai was the youngest Afghan to be awarded a full scholarship to study for a PhD. In 2020, he...

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Migrant’s community work honoured in Australia Day awards

28 February 20240 comments

Promoting multiculturalism and advocating for gender equality are twin passions for Florence Mauwa. And it was her work in...

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