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Introduction to The Immigration Blog

16 Mar

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Welcome to the beginnings of my blog on migration matters. I’ve recently resigned from a job with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship in Australia, having spent time working at the pointy end of the main im migration issue facing the Australian Government – boats.  I worked on Christmas Island, ran Immigration detention centres in Western Australia and Queensland and managed the Regional Processing Centre (read: detention centre) on Nauru. During my time in the system, I had roits, deaths and boat crashes. I saw asylum seekers sew their lips, cut themselves and try and jump off buildings.

The whole experience left me somewhat scarred. But don’t worry, this blog isn’t therapy…

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