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Latest news: Refugee

Australian tragedy meets Shakespeare at The Street

A Shakespearean classic and a true Australian tragedy intertwine in a moving new work, This Rough Magic, coming to The Street Theatre on 10-19 November.

Refugee women call for government to walk with them

A group of women have walked from Melbourne to Canberra to highlight the plight of refugees and call for greater compassion from the federal government.

Opinion: Making the most of our multiculturalism

Cath Scarth, CEO AMES Australia, says Australia has a generous and sophisticated humanitarian settlement system that is seen as a smart investment.

Quicker refugee claims process to snuff out false ones

The Albanese government is cracking down on bad actors using false asylum seeker claims to stay in the country, diverting resources away from genuine refugees, as it chips away at a huge application backlog.

Local hero candidate Dr Lubna Alam, helping new Canberra women

Dr Lubna Alam, co-founder of ALO Enlightened Women Incoporated is a finalists for Westfield Belconnen Local Hero for 2023.

‘I really cried’: Refugees rebuild after Lismore floods

After escaping a bloody civil war to Australia, Sierra Leonean refugees in Lismore had to pick up the pieces again after last year's devastating floods.

From politician to refugee, Canberra GP helps Afghanis feel at home

When you think of refugees, you probably wouldn’t think of politicians. More like boat people, perhaps. Well, Dr Nilofar Ibrahimi was a member of parliament in Afghanistan for 12 years and a...

‘Cruel’: Asylum seeker scolds temporary visa work rules

An Iranian asylum seeker has described Australia's bridging visa system as a form of modern slavery, saying the restrictions imposed on work are leaving vulnerable people exposed.

Canberra swim project aims to see all migrants safe in water

From the tragic death of a friend comes a project that would see every person coming to make a home in Australia know how to be safe in and around water – Canberra’s own Refugee and Migrant Swimming Project.

Step inside Stepping Stone, Strathnairn’s feelgood café

A local couple has built a sanctuary in Strathnairn in Café Stepping Stone, and it should be number one on your weekend list.

Sierra Leone refugee aims to reduce maternal mortality, fistula rates

“The Sierra Leone civil war is one of the most vicious wars that has ever happened, and nobody knows about it, just because it’s in Africa,” says Aminata Conteh-Biger, who will address...

Tamil Murugappan family set for return to Biloela

The Tamil family fighting for years to return to the Queensland town of Biloela are set to be allowed to go home under the new Labor government.

Refugee rallies after Melbourne Park Hotel releases

Thousands have turned out at Palm Sunday rallies across Australia calling for more humane policies towards ref