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Title Four Corners: Smugglers' Paradise - Australia
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Summary Next on Four Corners: How the biggest people smuggling networks in Indonesia have moved their operations to Australia.In the 2010 program "Smugglers' Paradise" Four Corners exposed the people smugglers operating out of Indonesia. Now reporter Sarah Ferguson tells how those same individuals were involved in the death of 97 people at sea.Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called people smugglers "the scum of the earth". This program reveals how many of them have made their way to Australia posing as asylum seekers and have persuaded the government to grant them refugee status and residency. Now they ply their lucrative and sometimes lethal trade, whilst living on taxpayers' money.What Four Corners discovers is shocking and calls into question the entire refugee assessment process.How did they get here and how can they operate their criminal network with impunity right under the nose of police and immigration authorities?
Event Broadcast 2012-06-04 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects.
Human smuggling.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Tax expenditures.
Form Streaming video
Author O'Brien, Kerry, host
Ferguson, Sarah, reporter
Al Kazami, Yahia, contributor
Emad, Amar, contributor
ʻAbdulfātiḥ, contributor
Hadad, Karim, contributor
Muhammed, Abu, contributor
Nasir, Hussain, contributor
Rachman, Abdul, contributor
Solihi, Hakim, contributor