In 2001, Dianne Hiles was an ordinary mum, working in IT, when a friend recruited her the morning after the Four Corner’s program on the plight of six year Shayan Badraie in Villawood to help found ChilOut. For four years the group campaigned until children and families were released from immigration detention in 2005. When the number of children in detention again reached over 1,000 after the 2010 election, the group reformed. Dianne also served for three years on the board of A Just Australia and in 2010 completed a Masters in Human Rights from Sydney University. Apart from campaigning, she is currently involved with research projects with the UTS School of Accounting.
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