Refugees & aslyum seekers

According to United Nations, around 65 million people were displaced people around the world. ‘Refugees’ and ‘asylum seekers’ are simply markers of legality, and behind each label is a person – and their plight is real.

I begin by unpacking the distress of asylum seekers in a place close to home: Nauru, Australia. Listen to the full story here:

Australia and Nauru

Martine Valentine, from Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children (GADRC) is the voice of the nation’s conscience. Here’s what she had to say.

The colour purple is a key symbol for GADRC

Acting CEO, Tim O’Connor from the Refugee Council of Australia speaks about Australia’s ‘festering scab of injustice’. Read the interview here.

Refugee council of Aust