Coming Up Sun 8:00 PM  AEDT
Coming Up Live in 
Live
Tamil radio
SBS TAMIL

Marking two decades since the 'Tampa affair' changed Australia

Indonesian ferry carrying 438 asylum seekers pulling along side the Norwegian cargo ship MS Tampa on Sunday 26th August, 2001 Source: AAP Image/Wallenius Wilhelmsen

The Tampa affair, as it became known, was an incident at sea in 2001 which changed Australia's policy toward asylum seekers.

At the time, increasing numbers of people attempted to travel to Australia by boat to seek asylum.

In English : Felicity Davey ; In Tamil : Selvi

 

Listen to SBS Tamil at 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on SBS Radio 2.

Find your area’s radio frequency by visiting our tune in page.
For listening on DAB+ digital radio, search for ‘SBS Radio’.

Coming up next

# TITLE RELEASED TIME MORE
Marking two decades since the 'Tampa affair' changed Australia 30/08/2021 05:58 ...
Australian News: 23 October 2021 – Saturday 23/10/2021 06:26 ...
Travel tips to Australians travelling to Sri Lanka 22/10/2021 11:44 ...
After 80% full vaccination: Opportunities and Challenges in NSW 22/10/2021 09:31 ...
How to get free legal assistance in Australia 22/10/2021 10:31 ...
Focus: Sri Lanka 22/10/2021 06:06 ...
Victorians rejoice as state reopens, saying goodbye to a world record 263 days in lockdown 22/10/2021 07:56 ...
Victoria records 2,232 new COVID-19 cases as Melbourne prepares to exit lockdown 21/10/2021 06:35 ...
Free consultancy sessions for community groups and organisations 20/10/2021 11:28 ...
Focus: Tamil Nadu/India 20/10/2021 06:09 ...
View More