Behind ‘Behind the Wire’: Sharing New Perspectives on Mandatory Detention

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Room 224
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


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Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history project documenting the stories of the men, women and children who have been detained by the Australian government after seeking asylum in Australia. The project was founded in 2014 with the aim of bringing a new perspective on mandatory detention: the reality of the people who have lived it.  Behind the Wire’s recent work includes The Messenger, a podcast about Abdul Aziz Muhamat and his experiences inside the Manus Island immigration detention centre.

At this seminar Behind the Wire’s project co-ordinators Michael Green and André Dao will discuss the ethical and logistical challenges of writing about life in mandatory detention.

About the Refugees and Forced Migration Seminar Series

Across semester two, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Researchers for Asylum Seekers (RAS) are partnering to present a fortnightly seminar series on a range of topics related to forced migration, refugees and people seeking asylum.

Events are held between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesdays at Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton.

All events are free and open to all. Bookings are not required. For further information email