Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments

Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in history.

And, according to Australian Electoral Commission and Department of Social…

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Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 May 20190 comments

As an asylum seeker without the right to work in Australia Liaquat Ali was struggling to support his young family and even put food on the table.

But the ethnic…

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Refugee urges Aussies to value democracy

7 May 20190 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz has voted only once in his life and he says Australians should not take for granted the privilege of living in a working democracy.

Mirwais, who…

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Refugee settlement at Nhill – ten years on

5 April 20194 comments

It’s close to sundown and the birdsong reaches an end-of-day crescendo as a small group of people carrying hoes and rakes drift among the garden beds pushing and prodding…

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A third of us now born overseas – ABS

5 April 20190 comments

Almost a third of all people living in Australia were born overseas, according to new Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released this week.

More than seven million Australian residents,…

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Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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May 2019

Refugee votes for the first time

23 May 20190 comments

Ekhlas Franso, along with her two sisters escaped terror attacks on the streets of Baghdad, and survived seven years as...

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November 2018

Hard work and humour

19 November 20180 comments

After fleeing Burma’s draconian military government and finding refuge in Australia, migrant Hector De Santos has paid...

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July 2017

A refugee tale of two cities

31 July 20170 comments

Karen refugees Hsar and Isaac grew up in the same camp on the Thai-Burma border. Their friendship has continued through...

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June 2017

Karla and Greta

27 June 20174 comments

Syrian sisters Karla and Greta Medawar who were recently resettled in Melbourne take us on a video tour of their...

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