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

October 2021

‘The game of their lives’ – how the Afghan women’s soccer team lived to play again

7 October 20210 comments

The Afghan women’s soccer team should currently be competing in Asian Cup qualifiers taking on other national teams from...

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September 2021

Refugee’s courageous journey to safety

2 September 20210 comments

On her epic refugee journey Iraqi woman Wafaa Razooqi has twice beaten cancer, endured the death of her husband and...

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Refugee realising his entrepreneurial dream

1 September 20210 comments

The Baghdad Supermarket in Craigieburn offers ten varieties of coffee among the cornucopia of mostly Middle Eastern and...

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August 2021

Afghan community calls on Australia to rescue refugees from Taliban

17 August 20210 comments

Australia’s Afghan community has called on the federal government to immediately offer humanitarian visas to 20,000...

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