Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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

Ukrainian treasures go on show in Melbourne

8 March 20240 comments

A stunning and poignant exhibition of Ukrainian art and craft opens in Melbourne this month showcasing thousands of years of the culture and traditions of the war-ravaged… Read Full Article

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. 

A… Read Full Article

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World’s first refugee program revealed in new book

11 April 20240 comments

A new book tells the story of one of the world’s refugee protection systems which saw hundreds of thousands of...

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Opinion Piece – Baltimore bridge tragedy highlights the plight of migrants

11 April 20240 comments

Cath Scath, CEO AMES Australia The deaths of six workers who were fixing potholes when an out-of-control container ship...

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Employers see benefits in hiring migrants, refugees

11 April 20240 comments

A new employment program is connecting newly arrived skilled migrants and refugees with employers who see value in their...

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Ukraine loss will mean explosion in refugee numbers

11 April 20240 comments

Ten million extra refugees could be the result of a Russian victory in the war in Ukraine. This is the...

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