Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Latest Articles

August 2020

US becoming more diverse – Pew study

27 August 20200 comments

As the looming US Presidential election seems likely to be fought at least in part over the issue of immigration,...

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Supporting refugee entrepreneurs to ‘thrive’

27 August 20200 comments

The adage ‘from small things big things grow’ may have never been more appropriate than when applied to a small...

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Refugee artist with practical dreams

27 August 20200 comments

Having to flee violence and threats twice in her life has influenced the work that young Syrian artist Rama Kadrou...

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Legal challenge to US’ deportation of child migrants

27 August 20200 comments

Human rights groups have launched a landmark legal class action against the Trump administration’s controversial...

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