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Title Four Corners: Trading Misery
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (46 min. 36 sec.) ; 282150827 bytes
Summary In September a boat carrying 72 asylum seekers sank in stormy waters off the coast of Indonesia. Most of the people onboard drowned, many of them children.The majority of passengers came from Lebanon. They'd been persuaded to part with hundreds of thousands of dollars to go on a vessel they had been told was seaworthy and well equipped with food and safety equipment. They had been deceived.Four Corners reporter Sarah Ferguson goes on the trail of the people smugglers who organised the boat. Travelling to the Middle East she meets the survivors and relatives of those who drowned in the waters off Java. She hears the promises made to them by the smugglers and sees the devastating impact on the communities in Lebanon. But that is not all she finds out.She tracks down the smugglers responsible for the doomed vessel and discovers that Australia's hardline policy on asylum seekers has spawned a new generation of criminals who will use any avenue to keep the trade in human beings going. Their new methods of sending people to Australia are a direct challenge to the authority of the Federal Government
Event Broadcast 2013-11-18 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Drowning victims.
Refugees -- Government policy.
Refugees -- Social conditions.
Form Streaming video
Author O'Brien, Kerry, host
Ferguson, Sarah, reporter
Al-Qisi, Abdullah, contributor
Assaad, Assaad, contributor
Kheirallah, Michael, contributor
Khodr, Hussein, contributor
Omar, Karl, contributor
Rai, Nadima, contributor
Taleb, Ali, contributor
Taleb, Khalid, contributor