Peter Mares reviews 'Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru' by Madeline Gleeson

This month marks a grim anniversary: four years ago, in August 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard re-introduced a policy of offshore processing for asylum seekers who try to reach Australia by boat. Since then we have inflicted terrible punishments on thousands of vulnerable men, women, and children who made the mistake of seeking safety in the wrong country at the wrong time.

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Published in August 2016, no. 383

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