Malcolm in the middle again: having a bit each way

Malcolm Turnbull has called a Royal Commission into juvenile detention in the Northern Territory and while there is already legislative power to move quickly on this issue, he has done the right thing.

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 Don Dale detention centre

 But let us not forget that, on the other hand, the Department of Immigration and the Minister, Peter Dutton, is fighting doctors who wish to have the right to expose conditions in detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

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Manus Island detention centre

 The Australian government needs to be transparent about the treatment of people in detention. At present, it  it looks as if the effort is only half hearted.

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