Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Local AMES News

June 2014

Art helps youth make connections in communities

5 June 20140 comments

Youth students from AMES St Albans have taken part in an exciting arts project that has seen contemporary artworks go...

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AMES students learn about trades

2 June 20140 comments

Youth students from St Albans, Footscray and Box Hill recently were introduced to potential employment opportunities...

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May 2014

AMES welcomes state Labor higher education spokesman

30 May 20140 comments

AMES welcomed Victorian Shadow Minister for Higher Education Mr Steve Herbert to our Flagstaff site last week. Mr Herbert...

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AMES volunteer recognised

30 May 20140 comments

AMES volunteer tutor Beth Dooley has been nominated for a Deakin Community Award for the work she does in Croydon’s...

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