Saturday 7:15pm

Stop the boats: The real story of operation Sovereign Borders

Border Crossings

The Australian government’s Operation Sovereign Borders is shrouded in secrecy. So what is really happening on the high seas, when nobody is watching? The film-makers went to Indonesia to interview refugees subject to a push back operation in 2015. They accused Australian officials of paying the crew, putting their lives in danger and thwarting their safe passage to New Zealand. More than three years on some of those refugees remain stranded in Indonesia, hoping New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, will stand opposed to Australia’s policy and bring them to New Zealand.

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