The Conservative Howard government did it ten years ago, now the Labour Gillard
government is doing it; turning around asylum seekers boats bound for
OVERBOARD makes many
revelations, exposing the real stories behind the headlines. It traces the idea
of turning around asylum seekers boats to a people smuggler who challenged the
Australian government to block the sea. The book uncovers new mysteries about
SIEV X, including claims by three survivors that a plane flew overhead before their
boat sank and afterwards.
Written by Walkley Award-winning journalist Ghassan Nakhoul, OVERBOARD
defies the stereotype to reclaim the human soul of the asylum seekers and the
social conscience of the Australian community. The book shows who the boat people
are, what sort of experiences they’ve gone through and how devastating the
detention is on children.
Ten years since the introduction of the controversial
‘Pacific Solution’, Australia is back to square one. What have we learned?
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