Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Newly arrived communities hit harder by cost of living pressure – study

1 March 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia appear to be suffering greater cost of living stress than the broader community, a survey of community leaders has found. 

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Lion Dance brings good luck and prosperity

1 March 20240 comments

Helen Truong tells of her role in one of Melbourne’s great multicultural traditions – the annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance.

My most favourite festivity is Lunar New… Read Full Article

Ukrainians holding firm as war enters third year

23 February 20240 comments

Ukrainian Australians and Ukrainians who have arrived here since the Russian invasion say they remain confident and resilient as the war in their homeland enters its third… Read Full Article

Refugee family’s journey to safety

5 February 20240 comments

As an archivist and technical officer with the Afghan Government Eshaq Yaqubi worked in a prestigious job just metres away from the office of the last elected… Read Full Article

Nature-loving refugee finds his place among the gum trees

24 January 20240 comments

The steamy jungles of the Thai-Burma border are a world away from the manicured lawns and parterre gardens of Melbourne’s Werribee Park Mansion.

But for young refugee Nay… Read Full Article

Migrant artist inspired by Australian flowers

11 January 20240 comments

A stunning art exhibition celebrating the ethereal symbolism of Australian native flowers is about to open in Melbourne.

The creator of the ‘Blossoms of Life’ exhibition at the… Read Full Article

Lead story

December 2023

iMPACT Magazine scoops prestigious award

22 December 20230 comments

AMES Australia’s iMPACT magazine scoops the ‘media award’ in the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence. The...

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Forced displacement on the rise – UN report

4 December 20230 comments

More than 114 million people are likely forcibly displaced by war, persecution, violence, and human rights around the world...

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Ukrainian refugee rebuilding her life

4 December 20230 comments

A Ukrainian refugee who fled her homeland as the Russians pressed home their invasion has started to rebuild her life...

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November 2023

Signs of social cohesion under siege – Scanlon Report

16 November 20230 comments

Australia’s cost-of-living crisis, uncertainty about the economy and growing concerns about global conflicts are eating...

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