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The communities left behind in the pandemic

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th May 2020 -  “We are essentially putting a Band-Aid on what could become a larger societal issue,” charity leader says.   With over one million temporary visa holders excluded from the Commonwealth’s

EU members must protect vulnerable children, NGOs say

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  There are more than 1,800 unaccompanied children struggling to survive on the Greek islands European Union member states must urgently relocate unaccompanied kids from the Greek

Just like home, but a little different

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 12th December 2019 -  Populations are dwindling across rural Australia and many towns are struggling to survive. But a program connecting refugees with work and a place to call home is out to change this. 

The refugee reality

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  In this extract from his new memoir, A Lot with A Little, activist Tim Costello reflects on the need for Australia to take our fair share of refugees and reject the language of the new

Volunteering helps new arrivals develop a sense of belonging in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable

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Fighting the Barriers of Migrant Employment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th February 2019 -  Tina Kuek is the founder of Kazi Victoria, an organisation helping people of migrant and refugee backgrounds navigate the job market and find meaningful employment. She’s this week’s

Community Groups Slam Government’s Medical Review Panel Proposal

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Refugee advocates have slammed a government proposal for an independent medical review panel to oversee transfers of asylum seekers, concerned it would still give bureaucrats

Australia’s 2018 Human Rights Performance Slammed

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The Australian government’s human rights approach to refugees, Indigenous people and those with disability has been slammed by an annual review, which warns that Australia is at

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Empowering Refugee and Migrant Children in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th June 2018 -  Alice Wojcik is the CEO and founder of the Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC), a charity helping to empower refugee and migrant children to create their own opportunities. She

Migrant and Refugee Students Struggle to Find Work in Australia

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th November 2017 -  Migrant and refugee students are almost 25 per cent less likely to find full-time employment after graduation compared to Australian-born students, according to new research.

Three Charts On: Job Prospects for Refugees in Australia

Contributor, Monday, 6th November 2017 -  The Building a New Life in Australia study shines a light on what jobs refugees can get, says Pilar Rioseco and John De Maio from the Australian Institute of Family Studies in this article

Manus Island Closure Putting Refugees At Risk of Violence Says Advocates

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st October 2017 -  Refugee advocates have slammed the government’s handling of the Manus Island detention centre closure, accusing the government of breaching human rights and putting detainees
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