A day at the Villawood detention centre, Australia’s mental trauma ward

I spent today at Sydney’s Villawood detention centre for refugees and met men from Iraq, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Stories of pain and trauma. All refugees can’t understand why the Australian government keeps them in limbo for months and years deciding on their fate. They fear being returned to Iraq, Afghanistan or Sri Lanka and yet the government says these countries are safe? They’re on crack. Australia should find a humane and fair refugee policy, processing people fast. It really isn’t that hard and maybe the Greens will help.

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