Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Federal budget offers restrained relief

17 May 20240 comments

The 2024 federal budget will see Australia’s migration and refugee programs remain as significant parts of the nation’s political and economic lifeblood.

The migration program will see an… Read Full Article

Safe space created for Melbourne’s gig workers

1 May 20240 comments

They are the forgotten people of cities around the world – gig workers and delivery drivers who go about their difficult and often dangerous jobs with little… Read Full Article

Reflections on my homeland

18 April 20240 comments

I have been living permanently in Melbourne for the past 20 years and in 2023 my family and I decided to go back to Nepal for a… Read Full Article

Sun shines finally on Persian chef

18 April 20240 comments

Twelve years after he fled Iran in fear of his life Melbourne chef and humanitarian Hamed Allahyari can now call Australia his forever home.

As asylum seekers, Hamed… Read Full Article

Gift of food and friendship helping families settle in Mildura

14 March 20240 comments

An innovative new project is connecting Congolese and Burundian families newly arrived in Mildura with members of the existing local communities.

Set up by Jules Kangeta, a Case… Read Full Article

Community leader and volunteer is ‘Woman of Impact’

8 March 20240 comments

A Syrian refugee who overcame war, persecution and displacement to become a key leader and bulwark of her community is the inaugural ‘AMES Australia Woman of Impact’.

Norma… Read Full Article

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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 20201 comment

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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