What’s really going on with the government’s Syria/Iraq refugee initiative?
Since former Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced late last year that Australia would be welcoming 12,000 displaced refugees from war torn Syria and Iraq within a 12 month period, there has been very little progress with fewer than 100 being settled. Since November is only a few months away and the new government still settling in, what will happen to the initiative?
Ian Rintoul, Australian refugee activist and spokesman for the Refugee Coalition Sydney, spoke to Sam about the initiative’s future. He started by asking how much we actually know about the initiative’s achievements.
Producer: Massilia Aili