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Main Title: Compassionate bastard : how an ordinary bloke came to manage Villawood Detention Centre and still live with himself / [Peter Mitchell]. Book Cover
Author: Mitchell, Peter Gordon, 1959-
Imprint: Penguin Books, 2011.
Collation: 281 p. ; pbk, 20 cm.
Summary: "Hoping for a quiet public-service job, Mitchell walked into the Department of Immigration in 1990 and quickly found himself on the frontline of one the nation's most devisive issues. ... For the first time, 'Compassionate bastard' takes us behind the razor wire to reveal the sometimes difficult, sometime farcical processes our public servants are duty-bound to implement while dealing with people in traumatic circumstances."--Back cover.
Subject: Mitchell, Peter Gordon, 1959-
Villawood Detention Centre (NSW)
Public servants
Autobiography.
Detention centres
Refugees
ISBN: 9780143566229 (pbk.)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 352.63 NSW MIT Available