I wrote this on the bus to Baxter:

Journey begins…

I couldn’t fit the marquee in the car to bring along. This will be sorely missed. Shade will be scarce in the desert. That Baxter Immigration Detention Centre is located in the desert is very telling. It makes a clear statement that these people are people the government wants its citizens to forget about. Stick them in the middle of nowhere and no one will notice or care or make an effort to save them.

Putting up with harsh desert sun is going to be uncomfortable and, well, hot. But stuff it, that’s not stopping us Brisbane folk make the journey down – nor is the next 28 or so hours on this damn boring bus.

9 days on a boat
Imprisonment on arrival
30 hours on a bus
Freedom on arrival

View my Baxter photos

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