Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Australia remains resilient in the face of COVID – Scanlon report

16 February 20210 comments

The latest Scanlon Foundation report on social cohesion in Australia has produced some surprisingly positive results in the face of the social and psychological impact of the… Read Full Article

Melbourne Burmese minorities fear coup will bring more suffering

16 February 20210 comments

Burmese minority communities in Melbourne say they are worried about the future of their compatriots at home in the wake of the Burmese military coup.

As the Burmese… Read Full Article

Melbourne Syrians supporting victims of war and COVID at home

29 January 20210 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Syrian community have launched a campaign to support the children of families in Syria who are falling into poverty and destitution as a result… Read Full Article

Human rights under siege – global report

28 January 20210 comments

The latest annual report on global human rights has called on the incoming Biden administration in the US to restore support for human rights and embed it… Read Full Article

Refugees, migrants optimistic about COVID recovery – survey

23 December 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are now feeling safer and more confident that the worst of then COVID-19 pandemic is over in Australia but they report being… Read Full Article

Opportunity and a new life for refugee family

23 December 20200 comments

Bushra Mansour and her family are what successful refugee settlement in Australia looks like.

Four years after arriving in Australia, the family has bought a house in Craigieburn,… Read Full Article

Sound Bite

July 2020

Digital Learning for New Australians

31 July 20200 comments

Settlement agency AMES Australia is using digital resources to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English.

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June 2020

The barber of Brunswick

4 June 20200 comments

A passion for business, hairstyling and the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick is fuelling Iranian refugee Iman Tajrishi’s new...

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April 2020

“Don’t give up, give back”

30 April 20200 comments

Inspirational asylum seeker Abdul Razzaq is supporting other asylum seekers through a remarkable cricket project.

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Refugee artist commemorates ANZAC Day

30 April 20200 comments

Young refugee artist Shegofa Rahimi has produced a solemn but colourful artwork that commemorates ANZAC Day. See how she...

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