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OFFLINE   Timothy #41

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

And others do far less than us.

Our world population is around 1/3rd of 1%, and that pretty much corresponds with the world % of refugees we accept.


But we are also a considerably more wealthy country than most and therefore have a far greater capacity to accept refugees.

OFFLINE   kevizz #42

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

And others do far less than us.

Our world population is around 1/3rd of 1%, and that pretty much corresponds with the world % of refugees we accept.


What comparable countries take in far less than us? Australia ranks 46th on the global ladder of nations hosting refugees and asylum seekers, are there even 46 countries classified as "first world"? Even if there are some that accept less, they'd be heavily outweighed by those who accept more.

Your point on the correspondence between our population and the amount of refugees we accept is completely arbitrary and meaningless. Poor countries hold 80% of the world's refugees, with 60% in just 10 countries. That is astoundingly out of proportion, and does not come close to
'corresponding with their percentage of the World's population'. Really, it's the extremely wealthy countries such as Australia that should have the most refugees. They deserve the social freedoms, economic opportunities and political stability we're lucky to already have, and we're more than able to give it to them at very little cost to us.

If you don't like accepting refugees, or you view Australia's current intake levels are fair, that's your opinion to hold, but don't try and justify it or make it seem more reasonable with statistics. That view is not supported by any of the statistics. By no measure is Australia in line with its peers on this issue.

Edited by kevizz, 04 July 2011 - 04:43 PM.


OFFLINE   Timothy #43

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:27 PM

The only developed country that springs to mind that takes considerably fewer refugees than Australia is New Zealand - if I remember correctly their intake is 750 per year. I find it rather funny given that many New Zealanders criticise Australia's attitude to refugees, yet don't seem to realise that their own country has one-fifth of Australia's population, yet takes only one-seventeenth the number of refugees that Australia accepts. Certainly many developed countries accept many more refugees per capita than Australia and many of these are far from any developing countries, unlike Australia which is surrounded by them and might be expected to do more to solve these problems.

OFFLINE   Johnson28 #44

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

SBS has commissioned a second series of Go Back to Where You Came From.
Also, the first series is now available on DVD.

OFFLINE   Squee! #45

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:33 AM

Thought this was meant to be a once off.
Won't get close to the ratings the first one got IMO.

OFFLINE   Johnson28 #46

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

As posted by tmorgan96 in the SBS thread, BBC America will adapt the series for the US market: http://tvbythenumber...me-from/124162/
Given migrants (especially those from Mexico and Asia) are a hot topic in the US, the new version will generate new controversy and debate.

Edited by Johnson28, 13 March 2012 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

The Sunday Age today reveals the participants in the second season. They are:
*Peter Reith, former federal industrial relations minister then defence minister. During the 2001 election campaign he became embroiled in the "children overboard" controversy, in which the government made unsubstantiated claims that seafaring asylum seekers had thrown children overboard in a presumed ploy to secure rescue and passage to Australia.
*Imogen Bailey, model
*Angry Anderson, musician
*Mike Smith, Sydney shock-jock (formerly 2UE)
*Allan Asher, consumer advocate
*Catherine Deveny, comic and writer

OFFLINE   J Bar #48

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Surely an April Fools joke.
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OFFLINE   Racer25 #49

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

Apparently no joke at all

The Sunday Age replies: We're aware of the date, but we assure you this story is no joke - Ed.



OFFLINE   kevizz #50

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

So it's Celebrity Go Back To Where You Came From? :blink:

Edited by kevizz, 01 April 2012 - 08:48 PM.


OFFLINE   cmo #51

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Could be really bad but if you look at the list...they aren't really celebrities. They have nut job right wingers like Reith and Smith. Plus I remember Angry Anderson is quite conservative. Could be quite good actually.

OFFLINE   Johnson28 #52

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:29 AM

Go Back to Where You Came From season one has won the Factual Award at the Rose D’Or Festival in Switzerland overnight. It was the only Australian show to be nominated.
EDIT: Go Back also won the prestigious Golden Rose for being the best of 2012 across all programs in all categories.
EDIT 2: here is SBS's story on the program's awards victory: http://www.sbs.com.a...award-in-Europe

Edited by Johnson28, 11 May 2012 - 07:32 PM.


OFFLINE   Johnson28 #53

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:33 AM

The Sunday Age today reveals the participants in the second season. They are:
*Peter Reith, former federal industrial relations minister then defence minister. During the 2001 election campaign he became embroiled in the "children overboard" controversy, in which the government made unsubstantiated claims that seafaring asylum seekers had thrown children overboard in a presumed ploy to secure rescue and passage to Australia.
*Imogen Bailey, model
*Angry Anderson, musician
*Mike Smith, Sydney shock-jock (formerly 2UE)
*Allan Asher, consumer advocate
*Catherine Deveny, comic and writer

The line-up has been officially confirmed by SBS today (via TV Tonight). Season 2, which once again travels to the Middle East, Africa and Asia, will air as a three-part series in August followed by a special episode of Insight, hosted by Jenny Brockie.

OFFLINE   J Bar #54

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

"Celebrity" Go Back to Where You Came From starts 8:30pm on Tuesday 28 August and continues on Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August.

http://www.tvtonight...-came-from.html
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OFFLINE   Racer25 #55

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

Another fantastic insight into the difficulties an asylum seeker faces. Looking forward to the next two nights.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

Season 2 enjoyed a great start last night. At 752,000, it is easily the most-watched program on SBS this year so far, surpassing the Kerry O'Brien episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on April 3 (623,000). SBS will be delighted with the ratings.

Edited by Johnson28, 29 August 2012 - 12:39 PM.


OFFLINE   NewsKing #57

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Liking the pairing of Peter Reith and Catherine Diveny.

OFFLINE   humpty #58

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

Some brilliant yet uncomfortable viewing.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:07 PM

The boat is named 'Rangga 7'. Is that a sly dig a Gillard?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:41 PM

Angry Anderson saying on the Insight special that he exaggerated his views to get on the program. What the?