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

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