Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Newly arrived communities hit harder by cost of living pressure – study

1 March 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia appear to be suffering greater cost of living stress than the broader community, a survey of community leaders has found. 

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Lion Dance brings good luck and prosperity

1 March 20240 comments

Helen Truong tells of her role in one of Melbourne’s great multicultural traditions – the annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance.

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Ukrainians holding firm as war enters third year

23 February 20240 comments

Ukrainian Australians and Ukrainians who have arrived here since the Russian invasion say they remain confident and resilient as the war in their homeland enters its third… Read Full Article

Refugee family’s journey to safety

5 February 20240 comments

As an archivist and technical officer with the Afghan Government Eshaq Yaqubi worked in a prestigious job just metres away from the office of the last elected… Read Full Article

Nature-loving refugee finds his place among the gum trees

24 January 20240 comments

The steamy jungles of the Thai-Burma border are a world away from the manicured lawns and parterre gardens of Melbourne’s Werribee Park Mansion.

But for young refugee Nay… Read Full Article

Migrant artist inspired by Australian flowers

11 January 20240 comments

A stunning art exhibition celebrating the ethereal symbolism of Australian native flowers is about to open in Melbourne.

The creator of the ‘Blossoms of Life’ exhibition at the… Read Full Article

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July 2022

Chinese not buying Xi’s dream as asylum numbers soar

28 July 20220 comments

The number of Chinese people seeking asylum outside their country has grown steadily over the 12 years that Xi Jinping...

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Second wave of Russians fleeing Putin’s war

22 July 20220 comments

A ‘second wave’ of Russians is fleeing President Vladimir Putin’s regime and his war in Ukraine, reports from Europe...

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Global population to peak in 2080 – UN report

18 July 20220 comments

The global population will reach eight billion people later this year and continue to rise for the next six decades,...

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June 2020

Refugee realises dream of resuming medical career

3 June 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Dina Afreem has joined Victoria’s health service working as a doctor as the state battles the COVID-19...

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