This week marks 10 years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat will “have no chance of being settled in Australia as refugees.”

People seeking asylum in Australia by boat were sent to the Manus Island Detention Centre without the chance to obtain permanent residency.

How has this policy affected refugees, asylum seekers, and Australia’s reputation?

Dr Kasun Ubayasiri will present a photo exhibition about the vigil for the Kangaroo Point refugees in Brisbane called ‘Dear Future, I am ready’. For more information, click here

Image: Image by Eduardo Jordan

Produced By: Aryana Mohmood

Featured In Story: Dr Kasun Ubayasiri – Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Griffith University and documentary photographer

First aired on The Wire, Monday 17 July 2023