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

December 2014

Media release: Migration a key factor in building Australia

17 December 20140 comments

Migrants have brought vital skills and labour to help build Australia’s economy and society at critical times in the...

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November 2014

Media Release: How migration helped build Australia

17 November 20140 comments

Migrants have brought vital skills and labour to help build Australia’s economy and society at critical times in the...

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October 2014

Media release: Victoria leads in settling asylum seekers

24 October 20140 comments

Victoria is the most welcoming state for refugees and asylum seekers as home to 38 per cent of the 24,500...

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August 2014

Media Release: Asylum seeker wins national poetry prize

29 August 20142 comments

A 12-year-old school girl who arrived in Australia just a year ago as an asylum seeker and first encountered the...

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