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Zoe Daniel: The fate of Afghans who assisted Australia is now in our hands

Afghan people sit inside a U S military aircraft to leave Afghanistan, at the military airport in Kabul on August 19, 2021 after Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (Photo by Shakib RAHMANI / AFP) (Photo by SHAKIB RAHMANI

Morrison says those he wants to evacuate can’t make it to the airport due to the Chaos and the Taliban checkpoints. As a consequence, he could only airlift 160 out. The US has airlifted 9000 out in 6 days they too had to get to the airport. How did they manage and are continuing to manage  that?

Fixers risk their lives to inform the world

Afghans who worked for Australia in Afghanistan took huge risks. Now their fate rests on what risks Australia is prepared to take in return. . As many a reporter will say, a good foreign correspondent is only as good as their fixer. A good fixer will secure the exclusive interview that you get to put your name on and will get you to the centre of the unfolding event; be it conflict, upheaval, or tragedy, to bear witness to history. A good fixer will help explain the nuance, context, and background to a situation. They will help keep you safe, eyes open to everything from the risk of being robbed by petty criminals, to being attacked and kidnapped by local militias, arrested by the local secret police or worse.

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