Growing up abroad: a glimpse back in time

LIAM WIDDICOMBE For nearly a decade now tuning in to the six-o’clock news meant tuning in to the war in the Middle-East; a conflict synonymous with clashing cultures, opposing ideologies, and of course fleeing refugees. It seems we are all too … [Read more...]

The Power of Schools

LIZ CALLIGEROS Australia has experienced sustained population growth for many decades, with substantial increase in immigrant numbers since the late 1990's. A new study released by the Scanlon Foundation suggests that schools may play a … [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...]

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...]

Chained activist protests indefinite detention of asylum seekers

AUDREY COURTY A refugee rights advocate chained herself to a post outside the Immigration department in Brisbane today, condemning the indefinite detention of asylum seekers at the Curtin and Villawood centres. Refugee Action Collective … [Read more...]

Immigration expo hits Brisbane for the first time

ANETA ZILVAROVA The Skilled Migrant Expo has come to Brisbane for the first time with hundreds of international students and foreign workers attending the event last weekend. The expo provides a complete spectrum of information and assistance … [Read more...]

Migrants and refugees, welcome to Brisbane!

ANETA ZILVAROVABrisbane City Council has produced multilingual videos entitled "Welcome to Brisbane" designed to provide information about facilities and services offered to local residents."If you’ve arrived in Brisbane as a migrant or refugee … [Read more...]