Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee poet’s work lives on

30 July 20210 comments

Maryam Daryos’ poems are a poignant rendering of the profound and contradictory senses of loss and hope that are at the heart of the refugee experience.

Her work… Read Full Article

Persistence pays off refugee engineering

30 July 20210 comments

Mustafa Ayobi arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan as an 18-year old with no English, little formal education and knowing no one outside his immediate family.

This month,… Read Full Article

New protections for migrant and refugee workers

30 July 20210 comments

New laws that will protect migrant and refugee workers from exploitation and abuse are being drafted by the federal government.

The ‘Exposure Draft Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers)… Read Full Article

Refugee family find a home in regional Victoria

29 June 20210 comments

The rocky granite hills and Grevillia scrub around Ararat are a long way from the flat grasslands of South Sudan.

And the sleepy streets of the former gold… Read Full Article

Rural volunteers making a difference in refugee lives

29 June 20210 comments

In country towns across Australia groups of quiet achieving volunteers are making a huge difference in the lives of refugee families.

Rural Australians for Refugees is an informal network… Read Full Article

Journey out of Africa leads to Ararat

29 June 20210 comments

Each weekday morning Ararsa Wakjira and his two younger brothers would climb aboard their bicycles and ride the five kilometres to their jobs at Ararat’s meat processing… Read Full Article

Media Releases

August 2017

Refugee honoured by the AFL for community work

2 August 20170 comments

An Iraqi refugee and AMES Australia volunteer has been recognised by the AFL for his community work. Osama Butti was...

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July 2017

AMES Australia to support refugees in three states

27 July 20170 comments

AMES Australia is pleased to announce it has been appointed to provide the Commonwealth Government’s Humanitarian...

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February 2017

AMES Australia board member recognised in Australia Day honors

2 February 20170 comments

AMES Australia board member Vedran Drakulic has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia...

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January 2017

Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

25 January 20170 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to...

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