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Byron Shire
March 1, 2021

Is this 1818?

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Paul Brecht, Evans Head

Shame, NSW Government. It’s bad enough that the government locks up refugees; now a juvenile justice inmate is suing the government for alleged abuse.

At the time, the inmate was 16 and was put in solitary confinement for 22 days in a month. During recreation they were handcuffed. 

Is this 1818 and not 2018? What sort of society have we become? I’d say inhuman.

I thought the heartless Howard years were bad but this… the inmate just happens to be Indigenous, to rub the salt in.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Disgusting. The fight back has begun .
    PS Nauru is NOT a great place to visit Tony Abbott, yes you can check in but you can never leave

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