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Yass: Dr Tim McKenna – Manus Island
24 June 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Come along and listen to Dr Tim McKenna talk about the reality for the men on Manus Island. Everyone is welcome!
Tim holds a doctorate of philosophy in physics from the University of NSW and is involved with the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra-Goulburn. He is a member of the Vincentian Refugee Network and is part of CAPSA’s National Advocacy Network. Tim is also involved in ‘Manus Lives Matter’, a grassroots project that links individuals and parishes with the men on Manus Island by sending them care packages and phone credits.
In April and October 2017, Tim visited Manus Island in conjunction with fellow refugee advocate Sister Jane Keogh. Tim’s insights into the conditions and concerns of the men stranded on Manus are both interesting and disturbing, highlighting the dangers detainees face and the cruelty of this aspect of Australia’s immigration policy.