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Backbreaking work for women

Posted by: 2UE | 23 May, 2012 - 6:54 AM
Tim Shaw and Elouise Hahn on brickfields in India

Tim Shaw speaks with Australian journalist & doco filmmaker Elouise Hahn on New Day Australia about the many women and children performing back breaking labour in brickfields across India.


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  • @Jackie. Your parents were immigrants? So, does this mean you dont like people speaking out against multiculturalism? Well thats tough. This is supposed to be a democratic country so i'll say what needs to be said. Multiculturalism must be abolished along with all non-white immigration. This is our country and we never asked for multiculturalism, we never voted for it and there was no referendum on it. So to hell with it, and its supporters.

    Robert Thursday 24 May, 2012 - 9:03 AM
  • What a tragic story. We need more journalists of the calibre of M/s Han. What courage and determination this young woman has. We need more people like her to make the world change for the better.

    Dennis Sullivan Wednesday 23 May, 2012 - 3:18 PM
  • This documentary highlights the injustices and atrocities that happen in every corner of the world, outside the easy street that we experience here in Australia. I say well done Ms Hahn on the exposing these undertakings that can be, and are easily swept under the carpet. Letâ??s hope through this awareness is raised and something for our lest fortunate fellow humans can be done!

    Compassionate Wednesday 23 May, 2012 - 1:31 PM
  • What an inspirational young woman. I certainly wouldn't have had the courage to travel to a place like India in my 20s but hearing about toddlers being forced to put in harder hours than most grown men in Sydney, breaks my heart. Robert, my parents were migrants and I dismiss your comments. There's a whole wide world out there that we need to know about. And by the way, it's 'especially'. Hope the doco makes it to the television soon.

    Jackie - Manly Wednesday 23 May, 2012 - 1:27 PM
  • Women and children performing back breaking labour in brickfields across India! Heeelllloooooo, this isnt our problem. We have people here in our own country that need to be talked about. Why doesnt this white woman make a doco on the negative impact of multiculturalism upon the White Australian people who built this country?? Aspecially OUR children.

    Robert Wednesday 23 May, 2012 - 12:16 PM
  • So do we want equal opportunity or not ??
    Surely you don`t think it`s a mans job ??

    Johannes Wednesday 23 May, 2012 - 10:11 AM

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