Asylum Seekers

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Go Back To Where You Came From gives us a human view on the issue of refugees asylum seekers, showing the audience that all refugees have a touching story, and if you try your hardest to look at them and notice them, you start to see the whole issue, and that saying ‘send the boats back’ is harder to say than ever, How are Australians attitudes, values and ideas on refugees and asylum seekers represented in the media and specifically the TV series Go Back to Where You Came From? Asylum Seekers and Refugees have become an extremely important issue throughout Australia in the last 10 years. Through the past the Australian government have had many attempts on ‘stopping the boats ‘including Regional Resettlement Arrangement and Operation Sovereign…show more content…
Many Australians don’t see the whole picture of what’s actually happening in these countries; therefore these privileged citizens become ignorant to the issue. Go Back To Where You Came From represents and models the Asylum Seekers issue perfectly, presenting the audience with a group of stereotypical Australians that receive the opportunity to travel to these countries in which Refugees and Asylum seekers are in transit for months and years, and countries where these Refugees are still living in their war-zoned third world countries. One major structure that was able to grasp audiences in the series was the African family now living in Australia. Their past had been a nightmare, as they have had to go through losing a newborn baby, receiving torture (“I have a bad souvenir”), and getting split up with the rest of their families, which the audience are presented with later on in the series. They share this emotional story with the Australians, causing them to challenge their ideas and attitudes towards Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Australia isn’t just represented as sympathetic, as there is one Australian that believes that just because of the influence of media he should not be subject to changing his views and attitudes towards Refugees and Asylum

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