We spend a great deal of time discussing asylum seekers’ journeys to our shores. But what happens when they finally get here? Guest curator Rebecca Huntley has drawn together some of the leading voices in the asylum seeker debate for a candid discussion about the challenges refugees face in settling down – and what they really think of Australians. Join former Sudanese child soldier turned lawyer Deng Adut, Tim Costello, award-winning author A.S. Patrić and The Social Outfit’s Ruck Sar.
Curated by Rebecca Huntley.
Tim Costello (Australian)
Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. His memoir A lot With a Little tells how he got there. For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). Currently Tim remains as Executive Director of Micah Australia and continues to place the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.
Rebecca Huntley (Australian)
Rebecca Huntley is a researcher, writer and broadcaster. She presents The History Listen on ABC Radio National and writes for ABC Life. She heads Vox Populi Research. She is on the Board of The Whitlam Institute and The Bell Shakespeare Company. Her next book on climate change is out in June 2020.