Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

Syrians start over in a program that brings refugees and their Turkish hosts together

By Carly Learson Posted May 12, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Shoua (left) fled Syria when Islamic State took over her city. (ABC News: Carly Learson) Related Story: Community groups band together to help new Australians find their feet Related Story: Bold rural experiment gives hope to dying towns Carly Learson is …

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Community sponsorship program taking on the care of refugees deemed a success, groups push for expansion

Updated May 09, 2018 19:30:38 Photo: Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian and his daughter Hasmig in their home in Chatswood. (ABC News: Laura Brierley Newton) Armenian refugee Mano Derboghossian looks like any other affectionate father as seven-month-old Hasmig bounces on his knee. As the sun streams in through the window of …

Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Updated May 07, 2018 18:18:30 Perth Zoo’s newest arrivals may have narrowly avoided a bleak future of social media stardom. The two slow lorises — a three-and-a-half-year-old male and 10-year-old female — have spent the past month in quarantine, after leaving their home at Singapore Zoo. Not much is known …

Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Posted May 07, 2018 13:16:15 Refugees on Manus Island who are not resettled in the United States will remain in Papua New Guinea, with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it is a “myth” that other countries will be willing to take them. Key points: Peter Dutton says talk of …

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Photo: Refugees said taking part in the traditional ceremony helped give them a sense of belonging. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Dozens of refugees in Victoria’s south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from …

Pilot program aims to return skilled refugees to chosen professions

Pilot program aims to return skilled refugees to chosen professions

Posted April 30, 2018 15:18:00 Photo: Iraqi refugee Marwa Albana dreams of returning to work as a doctor. (Danielle Bonica) Related Story: Fact check: Does Australia run the most generous refugee program per capita in the world? Marwa Albana is starting from scratch. She used to work as a doctor …

‘This is my country’: how a Melbourne suburb defied the far-right to welcome refugees | Australia news

On a dreary Sunday afternoon in late March, the sort that provides a harsh lesson on what Melbourne weather is capable of, a Syrian refugee talks through an interpreter about her escape from the conflict that has torn her homeland apart. Amena*, who along with about 100 other refugees from …

Commonwealth Games: Missing athletes could be genuine refugees, advocates say

Commonwealth Games: Missing athletes could be genuine refugees, advocates say

Updated April 13, 2018 05:45:16 Photo: Eight Cameroon athletes gone missing, according to the team’s Chef de Mission. (ABC News) Related Story: Migration agent says dozens of Comm Games athletes want to stay in Australia Some Commonwealth Games athletes who have disappeared from the Gold Coast Athletes Village could have …

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Albury priest says Israel Folau comments will create LGBT ‘refugees’

Posted April 12, 2018 13:22:18 Photo: Israel Folau (centre) was chastised for saying gay people would burn in hell, but not disciplined by Rugby Australia. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, rugby boss says An Instagram comment made by …

Manus refugees forced to phone Australia for medical advice after stabbing

Manus refugees forced to phone Australia for medical advice after stabbing

Posted April 10, 2018 09:01:58 Photo: The victim was discharged after receiving basic treatment for his wounds (Supplied) Refugees on Manus Island say the drawdown of Australian-funded medical services forced them to call doctors in Australia for emergency care when one of them was stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver during …