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.

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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

May 2023

Did 248 asylum seekers drown on their way to Australia?

1 May 20230 comments

A boat load of asylum seekers appears to have disappeared in the Indian Ocean on route to Australia or New...

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Migrant artist’s passion endures through conflict and persecution 

1 May 20230 comments

When the Cultural Revolution engulfed China in 1966, zealots among the Red Guard set fire to all of emerging artist...

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Freedom calls for refugee couple

1 May 20230 comments

The words ‘freelass’ form part of Iranian refugee ‘Kamelah’s* email address. The moniker is appropriate because she...

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April 2023

‘Broken and unfair’ immigration system faces major overhaul

27 April 20230 comments

The federal government has announced plans to radically reform Australia’s migration system by focusing on maximising...

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