" resistance makes detainees visible; it can highlight the contemporary reality of state organized abuse".
"Self-harm in Curtin is at epidemic proportions. There is an incident almost every day"
- alienation (lack of lawful status, restricted access to legal redress, physical separation from civil society, ideological construction as illegal and dangerous outsiders)
- systematic and intentional breaches of human rights and legal obligations
- the infliction of systemic abuse, death or harm on children, men and women (psychological impact of detention, mental illness and depression, self harming and destructive behavior, suicide).
- forceful denial by the Australian state of the legitimate expectations of asylum seekers and unauthorized arrivals to free movement and protection and due process before the law
- use of illegal and criminal regimes (incarceration, regimes of force.