Join Greens candidate for Macnamara, Steph Hodgins-May, and refugee advocate and former detainee Behrouz Boochani for a conversation about refugee policy and the Australian detention system.
Regardless of what you think of Novak Djokovic and the court case that granted him a visa to enter the country, it’s fair to say this whole debacle has done a lot to bring the plight of refugees back into the national conversation.
While Djokovic got to walk out of the Park Hotel free to get on with his life, the same can’t be said for the estimated 32 people who continue to languish there – some for up to a decade already. Their treatment is unlawful, inhumane and an absolute stain on our country.
What: In conversation with Behrouz Boochani
Who: Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human rights defender, writer and film producer. He was held in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea from 2013 until its closure in 2017.
When: 8pm, Thursday 13 January
Where: Twitter Spaces (We will record the audio from the discussion for those who don’t use Twitter). RSVP for a link.