#1331 Seeking Asylum


‘Stop the boats’ has become a war-cry.  It’s used in political debate, campaigns and the media.  And yet, the more we look at ‘Asylum Seekers’ as a political issue, the more we become desensitized to what it actually means for people to be seeking asylum.

Beyond the political spin and statistics are real people with real stories.

This episode All the Best takes you to the heart of the asylum seeker debate.  We speak to refugees, ‘boat people’, a people smuggler and Australians working with asylum seekers.  You’ll hear stories that are very different to the ones you hear on the news.


Australian Journey

Producer’s:  Carly-Ann Keneally, Pip Rasmussen, Kate Montague & Urban Walkabout

Reporter:  Pip Rasmussen

Sound Design:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  17 by Youth Lagoon, 77% by The Heard, Get Free by Major Lazer

Other links:   The People Smuggler: http://www.thepeoplesmuggler.com/Miss Chu: http://www.misschu.com.au/ 


Coming by Boat

Producer:  Farz Edreki

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Shab Bood by Hani Naroo,  Traditional Pakistan Music by Farhan Bogra & Junaid Javed

Other links:  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/seeking-refuge-and-too-often-alone-20130823-2shho.html


On the Island

Reporter:  Pip Rasmussen

Producer & Editor:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Moon II by Cloud Mouth


Picture Credit:  Boat People by Willy Bosschem


Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester