Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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Syrian, Iraqi refugees feel safe, welcome and happy – survey

26 June 20190 comments

Refugees who have come to Australia as a result of the conflict in Syria and Iraq are overwhelmingly happy, and feel safe and welcome, according to the…

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Multicultural leaders hail Adam Goodes documentary

21 June 20190 comments

The controversial new documentary ‘The Final Quarter’ that charts AFL player Adam Goodes’ battle with racism has been commended by leaders within Victoria’s multicultural communities…

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Global refugee numbers hit 70 million

19 June 20190 comments

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has soared above 70 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to the UN’s refugee agency…

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Refugee’s long journey from fear and despair

3 June 20191 comment
A fifteen-year roller coaster ride of soaring hope and crushing despair has characterised the life of Iraqi refugee Ammar Al-Taie.

The 32-year-old dentist survived the invasion of his homeland by…

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Media Releases

January 2017

Stuart Crosby the new AMES Australia chair

23 January 20170 comments

Businessman Stuart Crosby has been appointed as the new chairperson of migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES...

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September 2016

Asylum seeker training program welcomed

1 September 20160 comments

Migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia welcomes the decision by the Victorian Government to include refugees...

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July 2016

Migrants interested in Australia’s economy and society – survey shows

5 July 20160 comments

Most newly-arrived migrants and refugees believe in low taxes, leaving the GST rate where it is and that Australia is...

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May 2016

Game On! AMES Australia Cup Media Release

30 May 20160 comments

More than 200 newly arrived migrants and refugees were introduced to AFL football through the AMES Australia Cup ‘Game...

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