Profile20Picture2028129_0.jpg

SYN 90.7

Asylum seekers in limbo

Asylum-seekers-.jpg

More than 150 asylum seekers are facing a period of uncertainty on the high seas in an Australian customs vessel while their fate is decided in the High Court.

Before the High Court makes its decision, the Abbott government has promised to give 72 hours notice in writing if it intends to hand the asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities.

Dragana Mrkaja speaks to Australian Human Rights Commission President, Gillian Triggs, and University of Melbourne International Refugee Law Research Program Director, Michelle Foster, about the asylum seekers waiting in anticipation.

More by Panorama

Young and renting in Melbourne

Reporter Tarnay Sass takes a look into the dodgy bathrooms, harsh landlords, and what it’s like to be young and trying to […]

Anthony Scaramucci is out of the White House after just ten days

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired just ten days into the job. Reporter Hannah Tpot takes a look […]

Report: More than 50% of university students were sexually harassed in 2016

A report by the Australian Human Rights Commission has revealed alarming statistics concerning sexual harassment for university students. Reporter William Ton explains.