• Podsoc #82


In conversation with Alyssa Munoz

Asylum seekers, men, women and children, who have arrived in Australia by boat are detained indefinitely in inhumane and cruel conditions. Australian social workers, human services workers and other professionals who have worked at these detention centres risk imprisonment if they speak about. Alyssa Munoz speaks out about the eighteen months she spent on Nauru working with asylum seekers and refugees.

Alyssa Munoz is a committed advocate for vulnerable peoples. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Disability Studies from RMIT, a Graduate Diplomas in Psychology and Counselling, and is completing her Master in Social Work at Griffith University. Alyssa has worked in the field of child protection for more than ten years in Victoria and overseas. For 18 months she worked as a Child Protection Worker for Save the Children on Nauru. Currently she is a Case Manager for The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Co-op. Her responsibilities include advocating for young Aboriginal mothers and their children to keep them out of the child protection system. In her own time, Alyssa has become a national advocate for refugees and migrants as part of an on-going campaign to close offshore detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Recommended citation – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Host). (2016, November 23). Nauru: In conversation with Alyssa Munoz [Episode 82]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/nauru/.

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