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A Message from the Board of the Australian Refugee Association Retirement of CEO After more than 6 years of service, Deb Stringer has advised the Board that she will be retiring as CEO of the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) with effect from September 2024. Deb started at ARA...

Congratulations to our volunteer Lucy Shwebeth for receiving a Ramsay Volunteer Recognition award. Lucy has volunteered with ARA for 5 years after being a Youth Ambassador participant while at high school. She has volunteered in the Youth Ambassador program, Homework Clubs, Women’s Group and with the Migration...

The Prime Minister’s launch of the Referendum for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament in Elizabeth yesterday was utterly inspiring. The passion and joy of the diverse audience, the attendance of politicians and dignitaries and a rock star reception for the PM...

We are excited that ARANAP, a collaboration with STTARS that pairs a Refugee Health Nurse Advocate and Bi-Cultural Case Worker with clients to support access to culturally appropriate healthcare services, has been honoured with the 2023 PHN Health Equity Award! Congratulations to the ARANAP staff, and...

  It was great to see so many people attend our Refugee Week Souk Market at Tonsley last month to celebrate our community and support the many refugee and immigrant businesses in Adelaide who give us new experiences add so many diverse offerings. We will be...

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our Mini Market last Friday for the City of Salisbury, SA, Australia’s Harmony week event! Thank you to all the stallholders! They were a massive success, and the feedback has been incredible! The stallholders are trailing...

As I enter Mariam’s house, I’m greeted with the familiar smell of baked goods cooking in the kitchen, mixed with the fresh scent of a house just cleaned, as she steers me into our usual meeting place, her front lounge room – where the sun...

Moving into a new era… goodbye Underdale With more than 65% of our clients based in the northern suburbs, ARA is merging its Underdale and Salisbury offices into one northern location during the first half of October: Parabanks Shopping Centre Shop 94, 68 John St Salisbury SA 5108 [caption id="attachment_714"...

Radwa, Hind and Dahlia are the aunties in “Ask Aunty”. Community-led safety videos break new ground The Australian Refugee Association, the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health, the Burmese Chin community and the Syrian community have produced a series of safety videos, in language, about fire...

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