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Author Mitchell, Peter (Peter Gordon), 1959-

Title Compassionate bastard : how an ordinary bloke came to manage Villawood Detention Centre and still live with himself / Peter Mitchell.

Published Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Books, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  352.63092 MITC    AVAILABLE
 UniM Law FRASER  352.63092 MITC    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 285 pages ; 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, sometimes farcical processes our public servants are duty-bound to implement while dealing with people in traumatic circumstances."--Back cover.
Local note Malcolm Fraser Collection copy donated by the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser.
Malcolm Fraser Collection copy is inscribed: "To Malcolm, It's all about leadership and you showed us all the way. Peter Mitchell; You certainly did, Malcolm! With affection, [signature ?] "
Subject Mitchell, Peter (Peter Gordon), 1959-
Villawood Detention Centre -- History.
Civil service -- Australia.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Australia -- History.
Alien detention centers -- Australia -- Villawood (N.S.W.) -- History.
Illegal aliens -- Housing -- Australia -- Villawood (N.S.W.) -- History.
Australia -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Local author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Former owner.
Local series Malcolm Fraser Collection.
Local donor Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Donor.
Local author Mitchell, Peter Gordon, 1959- Signer.
ISBN 9780143566229 (paperback)