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Psychiatrist Turns Spotlight on Mental Health of Children in Detention in Australia

A psychiatrist has told a Human Rights Commission inquiry that Australian immigration officials asked him to bury damning statistics about the deteriorating mental health of children in detention. Peter Young was a medical director for the immigration department for three years until he quit recently. He is the most senior figure to condemn Australia’s detention system, for would be immigrants, from within. Mohsin, an ethnic Haraza from Afghanistan, escaped to Pakistan when he was...

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