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The week the world saw Australia's cruelty

When world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia earlier this month, he intended to defend his title at the Australian Open. Instead, his visa was cancelled and he was detained at a hotel in Melbourne - the Park Hotel.

When world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic arrived in Australia earlier this month, he intended to defend his title at the Australian Open.

Instead, his visa was cancelled and he was detained at a hotel in Melbourne - the Park Hotel.  

Before Djokovic’s arrival, the Park Hotel was home to around 30 refugees and asylum seekers who were being kept in indefinite immigration detention.   

Today, 7am producer Elle Marsh on the moment the world’s attention focused on Australia’s treatment of refugees, and what happens now most of the media have moved on. 

 

Guest: Producer for 7am podcast Elle Marsh and contributor to The Saturday Paper, Mehdi Ali.

 

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