Protest planned for refugee action

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The Refugee Action Collective is protesting outside Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s electoral office from 7am tomorrow, Wednesday 9th, to bring attention to the current refugee crisis. I spoke to Collective spokesperson Mark Gillespie, about what the protest is for, as well as the current refugee situation both in Australia and overseas.

Australian government focusing in on Syria

Iraqi soldiers from the 1st Iraqi Army Division and U.S. Soldiers board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Nov. 15, 2009, during a static loading exercise being conducted to prepare for upcoming missions. The Soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre, U.S. Air Force/Released)

The Australian government has announced this week they are considering expanding their military mission to Syria, after requests from the US. I spoke to Dr Denis Dragovic, an Islamic State expert from the University of Melbourne, about what this expansion would mean for Australia, and the middle east.

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4zzz Headlines (Pt. 17)

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4zzz Headlines (Pt. 11)

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4zzz Headlines (Pt. 10)

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4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 3)

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