31 Jan 2016

Ann Beaglehole and Murdoch Stephens - Refugee Quota

From Sunday Morning, 7:32 am on 31 January 2016
Toby Morris

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New Zealand's refugee quota hasn't been increased since 1987 when it was set at 800. In the next couple of months the Cabinet is set to review it.

The review comes during the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II and growing calls for a substantial increase in the number of refugees resettled in New Zealand.

Wallace Chapman speaks with historian Ann Beaglehole – a refugee from Hungary who has written extensively on the Jewish refugee experience and Murdoch Stephens, founder of the Doing Our Bit campaign which is calling for our quota to be doubled.

Amnesty International’s refugee submission site, Our Voices