Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Diverse communities missing out on gender violence support – study

6 June 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia are being left behind when it comes to resources to tackle the scourge of gender-based violence, a survey of community… Read Full Article

Refugee’s epic journey to freedom

4 June 20240 comments

This month marks 50 years since the beginning of one 20th Century’s major refugee crises when large numbers of so called ‘boat people’ began to flee Indochina.

In… Read Full Article

Federal budget offers restrained relief

17 May 20240 comments

The 2024 federal budget will see Australia’s migration and refugee programs remain as significant parts of the nation’s political and economic lifeblood.

The migration program will see an… Read Full Article

Safe space created for Melbourne’s gig workers

1 May 20240 comments

They are the forgotten people of cities around the world – gig workers and delivery drivers who go about their difficult and often dangerous jobs with little… Read Full Article

Reflections on my homeland

18 April 20240 comments

I have been living permanently in Melbourne for the past 20 years and in 2023 my family and I decided to go back to Nepal for a… Read Full Article

Sun shines finally on Persian chef

18 April 20240 comments

Twelve years after he fled Iran in fear of his life Melbourne chef and humanitarian Hamed Allahyari can now call Australia his forever home.

As asylum seekers, Hamed… 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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