Suthan gradually overcomes severe depression, enrols to study and finds a way to repay legal fees with the help of the Blackwood Circle of Friends.
Sri Lankan refugee, Suthan, despaired of ever being free again as he saw other detainees released from Baxter and resorted to desperate measures.
After Suthan fled the Sri Lankan civil war, he sought asylum in Australia. But without valid visa, he was taken immediately to immigration detention.
In 1995, during the Sri Lankan civil war, Suthan's mother sends him away. At the Columbo airport, Suthan is handed over to people smugglers.
Previously: Suthan puts me in touch with Barbara, telling me that she is like a mother to him. After Barbara and I meet for coffee, she emails me her thesis, Suthan’s...
Barbara and family visit the Baxter Immigration Detention Centre in Port Augusta and around 2004 she meets newly released asylum seekers in Adelaide.
A boy loses his mother. A mother loses her son. Through the pain of loss, Barbara becomes like a mother to a young Tamil refugee and writes his story.
Years of work and study converge in a highly profitable way for Josie's employer. Post-Tiananmen, Australia shows compassion to the Chinese students reaps economic benefits....