Watch Charlie Pickering Stand Up For Asylum-Seekers

And win hearts in the process.

1. Recently, Charlie Pickering, co-host of Channel 10’s The Project, was joined on the panel by journalist Steve Price.

2. The pair got into a war of words when discussing the conditions of controversial refugee settlements in Manus Island.

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3. Pickering, who was once a lawyer, was quick to extinguish Price’s allegations.

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Channel Ten

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5. His passionate rebuttal ending with aplomb.

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6. And sparking a Twitterstorm of praise.

Good work, @charliepick. It's heartening to finally see some passionate defence of human rights in the MSM #manus #nauru

— Dr Briony Towers (@BrionyTowers)

@charliepick ily

— Gemma (@gemshuffla)

Just watched @theprojecttv from last night and fell a little bit in love with @charliepick #asylumseekers #auspol #asylum

— Clare Marantelli (@claremmara)

Fair winds Charlie Pickering. And congrat's. Steve would miss you, if he only had a heart.

— Christopher A Johns (@Mushelickle)

Did Charlie Pickering leave The Project because he was sick of Steve Price? because I can totally understand that.

— Nick Bolton (@_nickbolton)

11. Charlie Pickering - Showing what it takes to win the hearts of Australia.

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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