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Why has a two-year-old girl lived her entire life in Australian immigration detention?

Despite the Australian government’s claim that there are no children in immigration detention, at least three little girls remain there.

The father of one of them says he hasn’t been allowed to visit his daughter for months, and amid the threat of coronavirus, it’s time she was released.

  • Rebekah Holt
  • SBS

With no one her own age to play with, Isabella spends her days watching children’s TV shows on her mum’s phone.

Occasionally, she goes outside to play on a slide placed incongruously on a narrow strip of grass inside the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention centre (MITA).

But mostly, mother and…

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