On 28 July 2015 Red Cross Ambassador Dr Munjed Al Muderis spoke on a panel at a live screening event held in Sydney to kick off SBS' new series of Go Back To Where You Came From. He was joined by a panel of guest speakers from the series.
Red Cross and SBS' Go Back To Where You Came From teamed up to look at the facts about seeking asylum in Australia, and the humanitarian impacts, in the hope we can build an even more compassionate and caring community.
Misconceptions around seeking asylum
Munjed Al Muderis and participants from Go Back talk passionately about the most common misconceptions around refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.
Seeking asylum: Is Australia a tolerant nation?
Munjed Al Muderis considers whether Australia is a tolerant nation in relation to refugees and asylum seekers.
When phoning home means breaking the law
Munjed Al Muderis is a former asylum seeker, and tells a story about how an official broke the law and risked his job so Munjed could call his mum from Christmas Island.
Red Cross collaborated with the team from Go Back to produce an online education package for Australian high school students to help them understand the facts when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers. It will reach 3,500 schools. Read more »