Action needed to help people in detention

Since last September, five men being held in detention centres around Australia have committed suicide. Self-harm and suicide attempts have continued to escalate, and children and unaccompanied minors under 18 are at particularly high risk.

Professor Louise Newman is a child psychiatrist and Monash University professor who has researched the impact of immigration detention on children and young people and advocated on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers over the past 15 years. She is currently