April 2, 2014
Australia’s Dirty Secret Exposed
eyewitness accounts from Nauru and Manus
6.30pm Monday 28th of April, at Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street Melbourne
(behind the Multicultural Hub on Elizabeth St – opp Vic Markets)
Marc Isaacs – former Salvation Army worker on Nauru, and author of a new expose “The Undesirables” of Australia’s brutal treatment of refugees on Nauru.
Jasmine Ali – Refugee Action Collective
More speakers TBA
N.B. Mark Isaacs will also be speaking at Melbourne Book Launch for the “Undesirables” this coming Monday April 7, 6pm for 6.30pm start at The Kelvin Club 18 Melbourne Place, Melbourne
The Undesirables Melbourne Launch Invitation
The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper has written about Mark’s book:
Eyewitness accounts from inside Australia’s detention centres are rare. Walled in behind government secrecy, contracts which bind them to silence, and fear for their livelihoods, staff and former employees of the groups running the centres bite their tongues or confide only in close colleagues, family members or friends.
The few who have spoken to the media have mostly done so anonymously, or through third parties. Now, the first of what could be a steady trickle of embarrassing whistleblower accounts has emerged in the form of an explosive book, The Undesirables, by a former Salvation Army employee, 26-year-old Sydneysider Mark Isaacs. The title is taken from a term Isaacs says a government staffer was overheard using to describe the asylum seekers at the camp.