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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Vaunted Values Too Slow to Save Neglected Son From Fatal Despair
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Keneally writes an apology in the form of a letter to 'Shooty' an asylum seeker who committed suicide in Villawood Detention Centre.
'If we could summon up your soul from that place, we would offer you our useless apologies. If we could summon up your soul, we would ask it to remain among us - the man who was on the brink of Australian-ness, led to water, not allowed to drink. But for now, mandatory detention rolls on, a wheel that crushes many and avails Australia nothing.'
Source: (Sighted 16/03/12)

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  • Villawood, Bankstown area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 2011
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