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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Latest Articles

October 2019

CALD kids missing out on benefits of early childhood services

29 October 20190 comments

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities should be made more aware of early childhood services and the...

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Calls for census to canvas diversity

29 October 20190 comments

The Labor Party has called for Australia’s census to be updated to give an accurate picture of ethnic diversity and...

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Refugee doctors mentored by AMA members

29 October 20190 comments

Refugee doctors are benefiting from free membership of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), career coaching and the...

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Film’s powerful depiction of refugee journey

29 October 20190 comments

A compelling new film tells the real life story of an Afghan family’s heart-wrenching journey from their homeland to...

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