Details of life as a detention centre doctor

Former medical officer at Christmas Island immigration detention centre, Dr John-Paul Sanggaran, has spoken out for the first time about the atrocious conditions and systemic medical care given to asylum seekers in Australian mandatory detention.

Dr Sanggaran broke through the "culutre of secrecy" on Tuesday night at the University of New South Wales' Public Health Human Rights and Asylum Seeker Detention event.

Read an edited version of his speech below