Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Australia increasingly diverse, 2021 Census shows

28 June 20220 comments

Australia’s population has become larger and more culturally diverse over the past five years, according to data from the 2021 census.

The nation’s population increased by 2.2 million… Read Full Article

Journalists carry the torch of freedom

7 June 20220 comments

From a small news room and studio in suburban Melbourne a group of exiled Burmese journalists is beaming news, interviews, information as well as hope and encouragement… Read Full Article

Refugees, migrants vote in their first federal election

7 June 20220 comments

Around 378,000 newly minted Australian citizens voted in last month’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according Australian Electoral Commission and Department of… Read Full Article

What does Albanese’s win mean for multicultural Australia?

7 June 20220 comments

The Labor Party’s win in the 2022 federal election is being welcomed by most multicultural groups and communities around the country.

More refugee places, a revamped immigration program… Read Full Article

Refugee numbers break through 100 million

23 May 20220 comments

The war in Ukraine and other conflicts across the globe have pushed the number of people fleeing war, violence and persecution to more than 100 million for… Read Full Article

Ukrainian sisters’ flight to freedom

3 May 20220 comments

Two Ukrainian sisters have found refuge in Australia after braving bombs and snipers in a desperate journey to safety.

Yevheniia Cherkasova, 24, and her sister Alexandra, 14, fled… Read Full Article

Lead story

August 2021

Afghans fear for loved ones trapped in Taliban hell

17 August 20210 comments

An Afghan refugee living in Melbourne has told the horrific story of his family’s fate after the Taliban took control...

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IPCC report delivers more bad news on climate migration

17 August 20210 comments

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlighted the looming crisis of climate driven...

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July 2021

Refugee poet’s work lives on

30 July 20210 comments

Maryam Daryos’ poems are a poignant rendering of the profound and contradictory senses of loss and hope that are at...

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Persistence pays off for refugee engineer

30 July 20210 comments

Mustafa Ayobi arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan as an 18-year old with no English, little formal education and...

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