It’s a question that pops into every conversation these days and with the arrival of nine boats carrying over 500 asylum seekers since this time last week, it’s a question the Federal Government is going to be asking itself a whole lot more.
But in the middle of all of this political toing and froing, it’s easy to forget about the people at the heart of the issue – like Mohammad Al-Khafaji (pictured above), who came to Australia nine years ago with his family.
He spent years moving about from Northern Iraq, to Iran and finally to Syria, where they were processed and granted permanent Australian residency. He joined Tim Brunero in the studio to share his inspiring story about the long journey from Baghdad to his new home here in Adelaide.
Producer: Lisa Burns