Kim Scott, Australia, Writer discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
In terms is going on in the Italian media as well, very popular crime series, cold Montalban, oh is soon to a with an episode dedicated to migrant boats, and this is a huge, but it's cool topic right now in Italy. And the very FOX that we don't even know what denial of the episode is going to be a very that. This this very popular TV show. It's it's tweet. Should it's popular across the political spectrum will even tackle this issue has created enormous debate in in the media. So I like to think that cultural artifacts that can be approached and and feel parallel to the normal political debate ten touch people in different ways. So I don't know if they will shift policy, but I like to believe that they can have effect on people who wouldn't normally be receptive to certain degrees in certain themes, drew from the point of view of a non astray. Alien such as yourself. Does it strike you that whatever you may or may not think of stray Leah's asylum policies in this respect, it's it's handled the messaging badly because this is the thing that occurs to me at least in it doesn't get covered. Certainly in the international media is that stroll, you're actually does okay. In taking asylum seekers and refugees in two thousand and fifteen sixteen. It was thirteen thousand seven hundred fifty an additional twelve thousand from Syria and Dirac, whereas the the view of a struggle that tends to get projected Czyz of this absolutely rigidly inhospitable place. You might wasn't aware of this is an indeed I'm surprised I just do here. The general media view that Australia has this blanket policy that nobody gets in an I think awarding a prize light. This is useful. Because it highlights that message. It gets the discussion going it makes fucks like come out more. But I also think that we're I an Australian writer, I might be slightly dismayed by this that in fact, somebody who was not eligible in any way for this prize one it I haven't read the book, it might be a fantastic piece of lich drive. No doubt that it is it wouldn't obviously have one. But of course, there's got to be a little bit of politicking behind it. If you look at 'em. So on the shortlist was Gail Jones who quick plug for the program. Meet the writers previous guests, also Kim Scott who's also been on the program. Now, he's an indigenous Australian writer, and it's very vocal for for indigenous people in Australia, and I think that there is a lot of work to be done in highlighting that section of literature perhaps before going on to to. The things that really can't be changed. Georgina Godwin, Ben Ryland and Kiara melody speaking to me earlier, you listening to the daily do stay tuned. Tomorrow's edition of the foreign desk. Takes an extended look at Venezuela a country, which has recently suffered shortages of many Staples..