• The three night television event airs 2-4 October, 8.30pm on SBS and at SBS On Demand. (SBS)Source: SBS
This group of Australians are set to visit some of the most dangerous places on the planet.
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27 Sep 2018 - 3:17 PM  UPDATED 28 Sep 2018 - 3:04 PM

It's one of the most ambitious live television events ever, with SBS taking viewers live to the frontline of the global refugee crisis.

Over three nights from October 2 – 4, Australian audiences will follow events live from conflict hot-spots and frontlines across multiple continents, witnessing the complexity of mass human migration and its ripple effects in 2018. 

This group of Australians will experience the confronting reality of the refugee crisis as they visit some of the world's most dangerous places.

Meshel Laurie

Comedian, radio and TV personality, is an active supporter of asylum seekers. Her Buddhist spiritualism is a motivator for her to give back to communities around the world.     

Jacqui Lambie

A former Tasmanian Senator from 2014 – 2017 and during her time in parliament campaigned on foreign affairs, veterans' affairs, and youth unemployment issues. Lambie has been highly critical of Islam and has campaigned to ban the burqa in Australia. Before her political career, Jacqui served in the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police.

Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt

An ex-AFL player and breakfast radio host who believes refugees should only come in “the right way”, should work and offer something to Australia. Spida thinks African gangs are a problem in Melbourne and worries for the safety of his daughters who live there. 

READ: Meshel and Spida offer their thoughts on what they expect to experience

Gretel Killeen

Writer, performer and media personality. Gretel believes Australia’s treatment of refugees is barbaric.


She came to Australia as a refugee of the Bosnia War, fleeing Sarajevo with her mother and spending time in a refugee camp as a child. An immigration lawyer, Marina is a refugee advocate who believes Australia is not making a great enough contribution to the global refugee crisis.


A former prison guard from Adelaide, an anti-refugee provocateur who thinks Australia’s stop the boats policy is effective. Steven says refugees in Australia are country shoppers, who head to Australia for economic reasons. 


A theatre student from Bathurst, with mixed views. While he believes indefinite detention is not humane, says we can’t just open the floodgates and need to protect our borders. 


From Townsville, Dannii is a young conservative who works at her local church and believes in protecting Australia’s cultural values. She thinks our current policies are spot on and shouldn’t be altered.

Go Back To Where You Came From Live airs over three consecutive nights, 2-4 October, 8.30pm, LIVE on SBS and streaming live on SBS On Demand.

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