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Sarah Dale, Refugee Lawyer, Adviser on My New Book 'Detention' - Tristan Bancks
I had many advisers in the writing of my new book, Detention (out 2 July, for ages 10+), about a girl who escapes from an immigration detention centre and is on the run. One of those advisers was Sarah Dale, a lawyer at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS). Many of us wonder what we could possibly do to help refugees who come from very difficult backgrounds, are forced to leave their homes and, when they arrive in Australia, often spend time in detention centres. And, even when released from a detention centre, life can be really hard starting…