Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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Syrian, Iraqi refugees feel safe, welcome and happy – survey

26 June 20190 comments

Refugees who have come to Australia as a result of the conflict in Syria and Iraq are overwhelmingly happy, and feel safe and welcome, according to the…

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Multicultural leaders hail Adam Goodes documentary

21 June 20190 comments

The controversial new documentary ‘The Final Quarter’ that charts AFL player Adam Goodes’ battle with racism has been commended by leaders within Victoria’s multicultural communities…

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Global refugee numbers hit 70 million

19 June 20190 comments

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has soared above 70 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to the UN’s refugee agency…

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Refugee’s long journey from fear and despair

3 June 20191 comment
A fifteen-year roller coaster ride of soaring hope and crushing despair has characterised the life of Iraqi refugee Ammar Al-Taie.

The 32-year-old dentist survived the invasion of his homeland by…

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Sector News

April 2015

Refugees volunteer to keep African restaurant Mu’ooz open in Brisbane (ABC)

21 April 20150 comments

A not-for-profit Brisbane restaurant that helps female African refugees hopes volunteers and diversification will help keep...

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AfroCare to tackle mental health issues in African-Australians (Herald Sun)

16 April 20150 comments

A YOUNG African-Australian is speaking up about mental health in her community. University student Tabotu Teklemariam is...

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Refugee substitutes work for volunteering in bid to help others (Leader Community Papers)

14 April 20150 comments

MAALEK Bobakraad does not let the fact he cannot work stop him from making a meaningful contribution to the community....

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Multiculturalism captured at Youth Week event (The Examiner)

14 April 20150 comments

SNAP happy youth promoted multiculturalism and diversity in Launceston Civic Square on Monday for National Youth Week....

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