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 Radio Democracy 4zZz 102.1fm 
 Regular Show
 Hassam Ghulam - refugee rights activist; Mark Huxstep - ex-nurse in Woomera detention centre
 KimK & Asger  
 For non-profit use only.
Over Christmas 2002, Immigration Detention Facilities around Australia were set on fire by rioting refugees. In this show we look at the conditions inside these centres, and discuss issues related to the mandatory detention of refugees.
Producer: asger & kimk
Uploaded by: asger
Track 1: Introduction + interview by Amex with a refugee from Port Headland about the Christmas riots in the detention centres. Amex was later deported by Department of Immigration and Multi-cultural Affairs.

Track 2: About the mental health effects of manditory detention. Includes statments from Philip Ruddock - the Immigration Minister; Mark Huxstep - an ex-nurse at the Woomera Detention Centre (closed in March 2003); Hassam Ghulam - preseident of Brisbane's Hazzara Society.

Track 3: About what the United Nations said about these dentention centres after they did a tour of them; Hassam Ghulam on the saftey of returning refugees to their home countries.

Track 4: The costs of manditory detention of refugees. "I'd rather die in my own country", a statement by Ali who was held in detention at Port Headland.
***Music in Track 4 from "Scattered People Choir" - Refugee Claimants fundraising CD available from

Track 5: "Revolutionary Thinking", reflections from Hassam Ghulam about being an activists. About the Baxter protests in Easter 2003.

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Intro + Christmas Riots  00:12:18  64Kbps mp3
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Mental Health Issues  00:11:44  80Kbps mp3
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United Nations  00:03:49  64Kbps mp3
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Costs of Detention  00:10:01  64Kbps mp3
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Revolutionary Thinking  00:03:34  64Kbps mp3
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