Tweaking Airbnb could be the answer to refugee integration

LIZ CALLIGEROS According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an unparalleled 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age … [Read more...]

Refugees mental health: cultural complexities

ALANNAH KERR “We journey towards a home not of our flesh. It’s chestnut trees are not of our bones. Its rocks are not like goats in the mountain hymn. The pebbles’ eyes are not lilies. We journey towards a home that does not halo our heads … [Read more...]

Refugees need our support too

ALEX CORBY The Government are currently aiming for Queenslanders to be the healthiest people in the world within the next ten years. Centred in this mission is mental health and aiding suffers across a broad spectrum. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

A little support goes a long way

KELSIE IORIO It is no secret, that refugees and asylum seekers flee their home countries in search of safety, security, and a better life. Australian mainstream media is filled with negativity when the discussion relates to refugees and … [Read more...]

Violent end shows pressure of life as an asylum seeker

BRENT ROW The Australian Government has drawn widespread condemnation following the death of an Afghan asylum seeker in Victoria at the weekend. 30 year old Afghan refugee Khodayar Amini is believed to have died after he set himself alight … [Read more...]

Mojgan’s fate rests with Immigration Minister: supporters

MELANIE WHITING The future of detained Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor, 21, rests in the hands of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, a friend close to the family told The Source News. Helping Hands International Australia National … [Read more...]

Rising tensions between locals and refugees on Nauru – Audio

JACK LAWRIE With reports of hostility brewing on Pacific Island offshore detention centres, refugee support groups and politicians are starting to call Australia's immigration policy into question. … [Read more...]

Federal government to reintroduce temporary protection visas

RODNEY BREWER Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced that refugees within Australian custody may now request either a three-year temporary protection visa or a five-year safe haven enterprise visa. The deal made between the Coalition … [Read more...]

From the News Desk: 25-09-2014

LUISA COOLS The Source’s round up of the top news stories this week. Australia's Migration Act was revised India launched spacecraft to Mars American imprisoned in North Korea Teenage terror suspect shot dead US airstrikes to cut … [Read more...]

‘March Australia’ protesters take to the streets of Brisbane

AUDREY COURTY Scenes from 'March Australia' rally in Brisbane CBD. Photos: Audrey Courty Thousands of protesters marched through Brisbane CBD on Sunday as part of a nationwide protest against Federal Government policies. The ‘March … [Read more...]