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

Sound Bite

June 2019

Interview with Ayman Islam

7 June 20190 comments

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May 2019

Refugee votes for the first time

23 May 20191 comment

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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