Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across the country stand ready to help out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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Lead story

August 2018

The population debate – what’s a stake

6 August 20180 comments

In just a matter of weeks, Australia’s population will reach 25 million; a milestone that has come around much quicker...

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July 2018

Scholarship recognises refugee’s passion for justice

6 July 20181 comment

An Afghan refugee brought up in a society that denied education to women has won a prestigious scholarship to Oxford...

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June 2018

Refugees in Australia safe and grateful, survey finds

28 June 20180 comments

Newly arrived refugees overwhelmingly find Australia a safe and welcoming place that is relatively free from racism, a new...

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Three times a refugee

8 June 20181 comment

Wafaa Fhaid’s family are refugees three times over. As Iraqi-Palestinians, they have been forced to flee their homes...

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