A Nun's New Habit follows the story of Sister Carmel Wauchope, a sister of the Good Samaritans who resides in an outback town in South Australia. Sister Carmel kicked off her habit some 20 years ago. However, her current habit, the plight of refugees who have been detained in the nearby Baxter detention centre and the ongoing psychological damage and trauma suffered after their release, is surely just as profound. A Nun's New Habit is a fascinating profile of an ordinary religious sister with extraordinary compassion for some of the most marginalized people arriving on Australian shores today. This inspiring documentary is an intimate exploration of a world seldom seen and Sister Carmel’s message of love and compassion is enlightening to us all.