Robert Cornall’s report into February’s violence at the Manus Island immigration detention centre has finally been handed down. It makes clear that contractors working for the Australian government are responsible for the death of one asylum seeker, the serious injury of others, and the mass trauma of dozens.

Cornall’s horrific findings do not come as a surprise to us, nor to the numerous current and former staff members of the centre who have tried to speak out about the racist attitudes of expat staff, violence and rape between detainees, high number of inexperienced local staff, and an alarming lack of procedure at the Australian-run centre.