Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled 'Island of Despair - Australia's "Processing" of Refugees on Nauru' in Sydney, Australia, October 17, 2016 that concludes many of the 410 asylum seekers held on the tiny Pacific Island are being driven to attempt suicide to escape the prison-like conditions they face in indefinite detention on behalf of Australia. Photo: Reuters

Australia will be the real loser from its hardline migrant policy

A nation built by immigrants would be unjustly penalising migrants fleeing war and persecution, people who could help take an ageing nation forward

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Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled 'Island of Despair - Australia's "Processing" of Refugees on Nauru' in Sydney, Australia, October 17, 2016 that concludes many of the 410 asylum seekers held on the tiny Pacific Island are being driven to attempt suicide to escape the prison-like conditions they face in indefinite detention on behalf of Australia. Photo: Reuters
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