Life under Australia's border policies

Monday, 13 September 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Nur Azizah is one of three people , refugees, appearing in the Freedom Street Documentary stuck in Indonesia as a result of Australia's border policies. Azizah is wearing black and looking definantly at the camera. Image courtesy of Freedom Street Documentary.


In this episode, we hear two conversations about the impacts of Australia’s border policy regime. Firstly, Renuga Inpakumar, a spokesperson for the Tamil Refugee Council, speaks about the current threat of deportation thousands of Tamil refugees face in Australia and the impacts of the pandemic on the community.

Then, we hear from Nur Azizah who speaks to us about her lived experience as a Rohingya refugee living in limbo in Indonesia as a result of Australia’s operational border policies. Azizah appears in Freedom Street, a documentary about the lived experiences and stories of people seeking refuge, stuck in Indonesia, that also deconstructs Australian policy.

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Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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