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Abbas Nazari: After the Tampa

Sun 11 Sep, 4.30pm

Last year marked 20 years since the Tampa boat was infamously turned away from our shores, a pivotal moment that has informed Australia’s hardline offshore policy for asylum seekers. One of the survivors of the incident, Abbas Nazari, recounts his remarkable journey in After the Tampa – from fleeing the Taliban and spending a month at sea, to resettling in New Zealand and becoming a Fulbright scholar and leading refugee advocate. Nazari speaks with David Marr about his inspiring story that highlights the plight and possibilities for refugees everywhere, and Tampa’s role in shaping a policy upheld by Coalition and Labor governments to this day.


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