More than 100 detention centre workers speak out

A refugee rights protester interrupts Malcolm Turnbull during a speech.

In an unprecedented move, more than 100 workers currently or previously employed in Australia's offshore detention centres called on the federal government on August 17 to immediately resettle refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

Among those speaking out were doctors, teachers, case workers, managers and social workers from Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield), Save the Children, IHMS, Salvation Army and other contracted workers that have worked in the detention facilities on Manus Island and Nauru.

Chris Lougheed, Deputy Education Manager with Save the Children, said: “People are in immediate danger. Too much time has already passed. The Australian government must take responsibility and bring them here immediately.”

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