Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Sector News

June 2015

Brisbane-based Ethiopian refugee, Chekole Getenet, chasing Olympic dream in new homeland (Foxsports)

1 June 20150 comments

THE little orphan treads carefully, as though the soft ground underneath him was a minefield in his homeland instead of...

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Is this Australia’s most generous couple? Elderly migrants give $10.8m to Sydney nursing school

1 June 20150 comments

THEY are Sydney’s most reclusive multi-millionaires and our most generous migrants. Property magnates Isaac Wakil, who...

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Tasmania may join asylum visa plan

1 June 20150 comments

THE Tasmanian Government is considering joining a scheme to bring asylum seekers to regional areas in return for a...

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April 2015

Refugee resettlement adds $40m to struggling Victorian town’s economy (SBS)

24 April 20150 comments

Refugee resettlement has created 70 full-time jobs and added $40 million to a struggling rural Victorian town’s...

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