Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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October 2019

Cemeteries important to migrants – study finds

29 October 20190 comments

Migrants are keeping Australia’s cemeteries alive as more Anglo-Australians are opting to be cremated, according to new...

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70 years of the Snowy – a multicultural memoir

29 October 20190 comments

A new book tells the story of the children who grew up on the Snowy River Scheme living in small...

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Book review – A multicultural Odyssey

29 October 20190 comments

James Houston was present at the birth of Australia’s multiculturalism. In 1969, the then Liberal Government asked Jim,...

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News from AMES Australia

29 October 20190 comments

AMES contributes to FECCA Conference AMES was well represented at the recent 2019 Federation of Ethnic Communities’...

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