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Amy Nethery

Amy Nethery

Amy Nethery is a political scientist at Deakin University. She researches the development and impact of asylum policies in Australia, with a particular interest in immigration detention: its history, diffusion, and human impact.

Amy Nethery reviews 'Cruel Care: A history of children at our borders' by Jordana Silverstein

August 2023, no. 456 24 July 2023
The historian Jordana Silverstein’s masterful new book, Cruel Care, begins with an account of the Murugappan family. Many Australians will remember this family: the hard-working parents seeking asylum from Sri Lanka, and their two Australian-born children, taken from their home in Biloela by the Australian government at five o’clock one morning in 2018. The family was detained for four years i ... (read more)