“It’s really good to see people come to a new country, and make a big success of being here.”
Steve Campbell’s own bamboozling experience of Australia’s immigration system led him to his local public library, where he now uses the free wi-fi to help reunite migrant and refugee families.
He spends up to 100 hours per application, completing complicated paperwork, and has reunited families from countries including Iran, Myanmar and Afghanistan.
“I’ve always believed we’re not here just for ourselves – we’re here for a reason. If you can find some sort of meaning in life by assisting other people when you can, then I don’t see any harm in doing that.”
Host/Producer: Anne-Marie Middlemast
Supervising Producer: Jane Curtis
Mix Engineer: Hamish Robertson, Tall Tale Audio
Music: Eliza Hull / Blue Dot Sessions / Chad Crouch
Artwork: Justine Henry
Supported by: MAIN 94.9FM and Goldfields Library Corporation
Produced with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Find out more at www.cbf.org.au