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Chronicles the five years Christine Cummins spent working as a torture and trauma counsellor with asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island. It provides a firsthand account of Australian immigration detention, during a period of dramatic change and controversy. With exclusive access to the stories shared by hundreds of asylum seekers, Christine describes the reasons peop ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published February 2019 by Arcadia
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Christine Cummins spent five years on Christmas Island as a Torture & Trauma counsellor working with asylum seekers detained in the immigration detention centre. She witnessed the arrival of thousands of men, women and children by boat and has provided counselling and support to hundreds. Christine is a Psychiatric Nurse Consultant with a Masters in Mental Health, she has a background in social ju ...more

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