Asylum Seekers

In the last twenty years, sixty thousand 'boat people' have arrived in Australia. How we deal with them when they get here continues to polarise public opinion.
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Italian coast guard rescues over 100 migrants from shore after boat sinks

10 September 2021

Marking two decades since the 'Tampa affair' changed Australia

30 August 2021 Audio Track

Afghan war veterans plead for help to get their families to Australia

30 August 2021 Audio Track

Unscrupulous already preying on Afghan asylum-seekers: Paris Aristotle

30 August 2021 Audio Track

Here’s how temporary visa holders and asylum seekers can access emergency financial support

30 August 2021 Audio Track

Leroy was incarcerated when he was just 10 years old. This is what his life is like now

29 August 2021

Why we tried to commit suicide - Tamil refugee Bhaskaran

28 August 2021 Audio Track

Why did 17 Tamil refugees try to commit suicide? What's in store for them?

28 August 2021 Audio Track

This is why Tamil refugees try to commit suicide - Advocate Johnson

27 August 2021 Audio Track

Emergency financial support for temporary visa holders and asylum seekers

27 August 2021 Audio Track

'Keep Afghanistan in your prayers': Abdullah Alikhil

27 August 2021 Audio Track

Marking two decades since the 'Tampa affair' changed Australia

26 August 2021 Audio Track

Timeline: The Tampa affair

25 August 2021

The Tampa affair, 20 years on: The boat that rocked Australia's asylum seeker policy

25 August 2021

Tsimanouskaya: 'unplanned dissident' vows to continue

24 August 2021 Audio Track

Stuck 'in limbo' for years, Khan is pleading for Australian residency to help his family in Afghanistan

19 August 2021

'Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers must not reach the 10-year mark'

14 August 2021

The UN is reviewing the detention of a 'severely' ill refugee in Australia as calls grow for his release

09 August 2021

Belarusian sprinter in Tokyo reported to be seeking asylum

02 August 2021 Audio Track

Kurdish refugee sues federal government after spending 14 months in hotel detention

31 July 2021
As the debate rages, where do you stand?

Award-winning series Go Back To Where You Came From returns.