Tag Archives: Mark Isaacs

MARK ISAACS. It’s Time to Close Australia’s Abusive Detention Regime

  In the last few years, there have been countless official reports that have exposed abuses and recommended the closure of centres on Nauru and Manus Island. November 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration … Continue reading

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Mark Isaacs. The Salvos on Nauru.

Judging the Salvation Army’s role in Nauru is difficult. Their job was to provide humanitarian support to asylum seekers in a detention centre that was established to deter desperate people from seeking protection by subjecting them to cruel conditions. The … Continue reading

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Mark Isaacs. Deterring boat arrivals!

Over the past decades of asylum seeker policy in Australia we have heard many justifications for a strict deterrence policy. Border protection, save lives at sea, ‘no advantage’ for queue jumpers, smash the people smugglers’ business model, and, of course, … Continue reading

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