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.
Freedom Street is currently fundraising, donations can be made at Documentary Australia's website:
Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Iris Lee, Priya Kunjan, Scheherazade Bloul