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Flat White

Bureaucratic punishment

29 June 2024

12:34 PM

29 June 2024

12:34 PM

Michael* (not his real name) is a typical Aussie kid who grew up in Sydney’s beaches. Confident and cheerful, he was vice president of his school, a popular and good-looking boy who’d spent his whole childhood in the surf. By 18 he was a qualified beach lifeguard. That’s all he’d ever wanted to be.

But then came the accusation.

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