Earlier in the week, the government proposed a lifetime ban on refugees who arrive by boat. Now, some Australians are being served the same anti-immigration campaign as people in other parts of the world are seeing. Including myself.
The anti-immigration ads have been around since 2014, aiming to deter would-be asylum seekers from making their way to Australia by boat.
They’ve been translated into 16 different languages, including Tamil, Arabic and Vietnamese. The format has even been copied by far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
I have a Vietnamese background, but as someone born and raised in Australia, I’m not really sure why I’m being served the ads.