Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art

24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Local AMES News

March 2014

fifty-six threads foodie event wows customers

7 March 20140 comments

More than a hundred satisfied customers enjoyed a sumptuous five-course repast at fifty-six threads café last weekend as...

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February 2014

Celebrating diversity

27 February 20140 comments

Help celebrate Melbourne’s cultural diversity with an afternoon of family friendly fun. The 2014 Community Cultural Fair...

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Feeding an obsession with music

22 February 20140 comments

Generous Victoria Market stall-holders, local shops and the Coles Supermarkets at Melbourne Central and Southern Cross...

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fifty-six threads ‘suspends’ coffee for Melbourne’s disadvantaged

20 February 20140 comments

AMES social enterprise fifty-six threads café has joined forces with Suspended Coffee Society to provide free coffee to...

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