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Episode Info:

Returning from Iraq after her time as a private military contractor and ending her career in the military, Neryl Joyce looked for a new career that would professionally challenge and motivate her like her previous roles. She made an unusual move and became an Operations Manager at the Christmas Island Detention Centre where she faced an intense couple of years.

In this episode, find out how Neryl dealt with being in a high intensity environment while explaining the conditions of the centre and how she handled some high profile incidents.

(See here for episode 1 of this discussion)


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