It is one of the most polarizing problems facing Australia, and a new SBS program will tackle it head on.
In the next Go Back To Where You Came From, a group of Australians, including celebrities Meshel Laurie, 42, and Gretel Killeen, will experience life as a refugee.
Presented by respected journalists Ray Martin and Janice Petersen, the three-part series will see program participants witness the crisis first-hand.
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From the other side … Meshel Laurie (left) and Gretel Killeen (right) will experience what it means to be a refugee in the new program. Return to where you came from Live
All participants have different views on the refugee crisis and are sent to different parts of the world.
Once in their respective locations, they will report on their experiences as they develop over three nights from October 2 to 4.
"Australian audiences will follow live events from conflict points and frontlines on several continents, witnessing the complexity of mass human migration and its dominant effects in 2018," SBS said in a press release.
By calling the project its most ambitious television event to date, SBS is likely to challenge the views of many people about the refugee crisis, including those of many of the participants.
"The participants, each with preconceived ideas about refugees, will glimpse the reality of life in the disputed territories, at border crossings and within refugee camps," the network said in a press release.
Closure: the three-part series will see the program participants sent to different parts of the world, where they will witness the crisis first-hand
"They will gain a first-hand experience of the global refugee crisis beyond the headlines, protests and policies, and will challenge the views of all sides of the debate."
SBS has said it will announce more participants in the coming weeks, but the first lineup combines high-profile personalities with Australians every day.
Taking Instagram on Thursday, Gretel, 55, announced her participation in the show, describing herself as an "obstinate Australian."
Coming soon: Taking Instagram on Thursday, Gretel announced her participation in the show, describing herself as an "obstinate Australian"
According to SBS, she thinks that "the treatment of refugees in Australia is barbaric".
"Hello everyone: I wanted to let you know that as a 'stubborn Australian' I'm joining the #GoBackLive team to broadcast Go Back To Where You Came live from abroad & # 39 ;, wrote on Instagram .
"I do not know where yet, stay tuned."
Taking a position … Once in their respective locations, participants will report on their experiences as they develop over three nights