Author: Sayed Rahmatullah Hussainizada

Bad refugees and good refugees: a policy of colour

There is a general discourse of demonising people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants that is often perpetuated by the media discourse, lack of good political leadership and understanding of nuanced dynamics.
Refugees and people seeking asylum need our compassion. Those who are in Australia need our compassion. Those in Nauru and Manus need our help and I think the best way to dispel myths around people seeking asylum and refugees and gradually change public opinion is to show the society the success stories, the businesses and the contributions they make in making Australia a success story for multiculturalism.

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