Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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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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