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


January 2024

Humanitarian outlook makes for grim reading

11 January 20240 comments

In 2024 almost 300 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection because of conflicts, climate...

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October 2023

Sport a tool to fight for human rights

5 October 20230 comments

Adiba Ganji says she represents the women of Afghanistan who have had their basic human rights taken away by the...

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February 2023

Support for immigration falls among Americans – survey

22 February 20230 comments

The proportion of Americans who want fewer migrants has risen since President Biden took office in 2021, according to a...

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September 2022

UN reports condemns Xinjian human rights abuses

15 September 20220 comments

China’s arbitrary detention of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minority groups in the western region of Xinjiang may...

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