Controversial politician Jacqui Lambie has joined the third season of SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From Live. She will be joined by Sydney-based immigration lawyer Marina, who came to Australia as a refugee of the Bosnia War.
Lambie and Marina join the previously announced six participants, which include comedian Meshel Laurie.
The third season of Go Back To Where You Came From, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Productions, will be live. Lambie and other participants on the show will be sent to a war zone to witness the refugee crisis and its impacts. The exact locations have not been revealed yet.
Lambie was a Tasmanian Senator from 2014 to 2017. She has been highly critical of Islam and has campaigned to ban the burqa in Australia.
The politician is concerned about new migrants to Australia not integrating.
In the series promo, Lambie is heard saying: “You have the Chinese in one place, the bloody Muslims in one place, the Indians are taking over the suburbs. That’s not integration.
“We need to worry about our own backyard first.”
With the live format of Go Back To Where You Came From this year, journalist Ray Martin and SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen will be stationed in the studio in Sydney – dubbed as the Nerve Centre. They will observe the stories unfold through a mix of documentary elements and live crosses to participants on the ground in conflict hotspots and frontlines across multiple continents.
SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From Live will air across three nights from October 2 to 4.