Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Ukrainian sisters’ flight to freedom

3 May 20220 comments

Two Ukrainian sisters have found refuge in Australia after braving bombs and snipers in a desperate journey to safety.

Yevheniia Cherkasova, 24, and her sister Alexandra, 14, fled… Read Full Article

Escaping Ukraine’s killing fields

3 May 20220 comments

Anastasiia Kozinaz fled Ukraine’s killing fields for the sake of her two boys, leaving behind her husband, her family and everything she had known.

Anastasia’s house was just… Read Full Article

Amin’s dream to green Afghanistan

3 May 20220 comments

Afghan refugee Amin Niazai had a dream to turn the deserts of his country green, creating food sources, jobs and sustainable ecosystems.

Amin, who has a doctorate in… Read Full Article

Afghan evacuee families being reunited

31 March 20220 comments

Dozens of Afghan families are being reunited in Australia following months of separation caused by the return of the Taliban regime in their homeland.

In recent weeks the… Read Full Article

Afghan photojournalist tells how he became the story

31 March 20220 comments

For twenty years Omar Sobhani covered war and social transformation in Afghanistan as a photojournalist working for Reuters; recording the human cost of armed struggle as well… Read Full Article

Neighbours step up to support Afghan evacuee family

31 March 20220 comments

When Afghan evacuee ‘Abdul’ and his family moved into his first Australian home in a quiet street in Glenroy, in Melbourne’s north, he was not expecting the… Read Full Article

Media Releases

January 2016

Migrants keen to volunteer, fit it study finds

18 January 20160 comments

People newly arrived to Australia are keen to fit in with their local communities, connect with their neighbours and...

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September 2015

Media Release: Refugee agency welcomes extra places for humanitarian entrants

15 September 20150 comments

Leading refugee and migrant settlement agency AMES Australia has welcomed the federal government’s announcement that...

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August 2015

Media release: Migration a key economic and social factor, according to research review

20 August 20150 comments

Migration plays a critical role in Australia’s present and future economic wellbeing and will boost Australia’s GDP per...

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July 2015

Media Release: AMES Cup introduces AFL football to new Australians

22 July 20150 comments

 More than 200 new arrived migrants and refugees have been introduced to AFL football through the first ever AMES Cup...

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