These attacks have added to the hardships faced by the Mandaeans, which has resulted in attempted suicides in some Detention Centres. At other Centres, such as Baxter, the Mandaean and Moslem populations have been separated. A recent article in the Age expressed the situation concisely:
how is it that the Australian Government can say Mandaeans are not being persecuted, when the persecution is going on in detention camps on Australian soil?.
Further, Amnesty International is aware of internal DIMIA correspondence in which it is clearly stated that a particular Mandaean family “faced persecution” whilst in detention. [Original text with notes]