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


June 2020

News from AMES Australia

3 June 20200 comments

AMES volunteer coaching young people in life skills AMES Australia youth mentor volunteer Wendy Fayad says her background...

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June 2019

Refugee family’s new start

26 June 20190 comments

For Firas Chamous, 2019 represents a year of new beginnings.    Having arrived in Australia as a refugee fleeing the...

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October 2018

Work bans on asylum seekers costing the UK millions – study

29 October 20180 comments

A new UK study has found that denying asylum seekers work rights and making them reliant on hand-outs is costing...

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September 2018

Refugees create their own fire safety film

5 September 20180 comments

Karen-Burmese refugees living at Nhill, in western Victoria, have produced in-language bushfire safety video for newcomers...

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