Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Images tell age-old migrant story

23 January 20200 comments

A unique but disappearing community of migrant market gardening families on the western outskirts of Melbourne is the subject of a remarkable new book by Bangladeshi-Australian photographer…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

23 January 20200 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and believe it is important to celebrate Australia Day, according to a new…

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Cash, jobs, education and resettlement pledged to help refugee crisis

24 December 20190 comments

Nations have pledged more than $US3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said this month at the end of…

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A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Local AMES News

March 2015

AMES student scores a job with the Doggies

13 March 20150 comments

A former student from the 2014 Youth Program at St Albans has just been recruited by the Western Bulldogs as...

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AMES students shine in bowls tournament

13 March 20151 comment

More than 130 participants – most of them AMES students – took part in a gala lawn bowls day this...

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Karen clients enjoy DIY sessions at Bunnings

3 March 20150 comments

Bunnings’ Hoppers Crossing store provided a free DIY workshop for AMES’ Karen clients in their own language. Five...

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AMES volunteers dressing kids in need

3 March 20150 comments

Up to 80 pieces of clothing have been delivered to children in a remote Chin village in Burma thanks to...

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