Imagine being locked up against your will for more than five years. How would you feel? This is the reality for refugees on Manus Island right now. I am a former refugee who spent 16 weeks in Curtin Immigration Detention Centre during the Howard era. The centre was horrible, barbaric, cruel and worse than prison.Read more →
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