Words. I can’t even. What, as a country, do we aspire to, exactly?
Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, voiced “grave concerns” for the welfare of asylum seekers at Christmas Island centre. Visiting in July she found a sharp escalation in the number of mothers on suicide watch and babies confined to small metal containers, where they cannot learn to crawl or walk. Many children suffered from chest or gut infections as a result of the cramped living conditions.