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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OPED

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

October 2020

New report outlines value of volunteering

26 October 20200 comments

More than four in ten Victorians are volunteering and contributing to the broader community, according to the first ever...

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Venezuelans on the move again

26 October 20200 comments

A new wave of Venezuelan migrants is leaving the country again to look for work and new lives as neighbouring...

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Refugee entrepreneurs supported to ‘thrive’

26 October 20200 comments

The phrase ‘quiet achiever’ may have never been more appropriate than when applied to a small micro finance outfit...

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Remittances decline because of COVID-19

26 October 20200 comments

Global remittances, or the amount of cash sent home by migrants, is predicted to drop by as much as 20...

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