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I wrote this piece more than a year ago, just before the Australian Government shut the concentration camp on Manus Island. The UNHCR credited this piece with changing federal policy on the handling of the camp closure and led to a previously unplanned “transition period” for the 900 men there. Once this piece was splashed on the front of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, with an accompanying editorial written by Sunday Editor Duska Sulicich, it featured on Insiders on the ABC and the issue was referenced by three politicians in parliament the following week.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/trash-left-in-limbo-fears-for-refugees-on-manus-after-detention-centre-closes-20170810-gxtjjd.html

That said, NOTHING has actually changed for those men on the island and they still live in limbo, still tortured by the Australian government.

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What a marvelous person Maggie was to interview. I ended up running her on the cover of MyCareer. She was just beautiful.

Maggie Beer’s method

I wrote this opinion piece about Darryn Lyons for The Age recently and it was an interesting exercise to say the least. Had some incredibly positive feedback but also plenty saying I was too cruel. Irrespective, it’s out in the public domain now and I thought I’d post it here for posterity.

Enoy!

Lyons on the loose