Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments

Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according to Australian Electoral Commission and Department of Social…

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Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 May 20190 comments

As an asylum seeker without the right to work in Australia Liaquat Ali was struggling to support his young family and even put food on the table.

But the ethnic…

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Refugee urges Aussies to value democracy

7 May 20190 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz has voted only once in his life and he says Australians should not take for granted the privilege of living in a working democracy.

Mirwais, who…

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Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Local AMES News

June 2015

AMES students get a taste of potential careers

1 June 20151 comment

About 50 students from AMES Youth 3 classes attended the Try a Trade event at Cranbourne Racecourse recently. Facilitated...

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May 2015

Migrant school mums learn English in friendly setting

29 May 20150 comments

AMES Footscray has joined with an order of Catholic nuns to provide newly arrived migrant and refugee mothers of...

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First aid course saves AMES student’s child

22 May 20150 comments

An AMES student was able to save her own daughter’s life because she had completed a first aid course organised...

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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry...

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