Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Images tell age-old migrant story

23 January 20200 comments

A unique but disappearing community of migrant market gardening families on the western outskirts of Melbourne is the subject of a remarkable new book by Bangladeshi-Australian photographer…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

23 January 20200 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and believe it is important to celebrate Australia Day, according to a new…

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Cash, jobs, education and resettlement pledged to help refugee crisis

24 December 20190 comments

Nations have pledged more than $US3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said this month at the end of…

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A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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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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Latest Articles

January 2020

Diverse communities respond to fire crisis

3 January 20200 comments

Refugee and migrant communities across Victoria and Australia are stepping up to help in the response to the nation’s...

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Is the Global Compact on Refugees hindering resettlement?

3 January 20200 comments

The Global Compact on Refugees might actually be hindering refugee resettlement, two leading academics argue. Writing in...

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News from AMES Australia

2 January 20200 comments

Refugees helping to save unique native grassland Refugee volunteers are helping to secure the future of an important and...

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December 2019

Corporates step up at Global Refugee Forum

24 December 20190 comments

Major global corporations have led the way in pledging to help refugees get access to education and employment at a...

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