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Aussies pay for campaign to stop boat people

October 7, 2009

The Wire : Advertising – the solution to our refugee woes?
Produced by Shevonne Hunt

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The Government has hired advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi to dissuade Sri Lankan would-be refugees for making the perilous journey to Australia. But is the expense worth it? Featured in story: Ian Rintoul- The Refugee Action Coalition, Paul Powers – CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia and Mark Mcrindle- Mcrindle Research.

ABC – Ad campaign targets people smugglers – Street theatre to stop boat people

Monstor and Critics – Australia hires advertising agency to battle illegal immigrants

CathNews – Advertising campaign to halt illegal arrivals

Ninemsn – Ad gurus hired to deter refugees

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