The true cost of interpretation

The true cost of interpretation

Life in Afghanistan is dangerous but if you’ve worked as an interpreter for the coalition forces, you’re even more of a target.

In the years since coalition forces officially withdrew troops from Afghanistan, the security situation has worsened.

More than 900 Afghan nationals who supported the Australian Defence Force have been granted resettlement visas to Australia, but interpreter Hussan is not one of them.

So what is Australia’s obligation to interpreters, like John and Hussan, who played a crucial role supporting Australian troops?

This program aired on Radio National’s Earshot.

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