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The undesirables : inside Nauru, Mark Isaacs

Label
The undesirables : inside Nauru
Title
The undesirables
Title remainder
inside Nauru
Statement of responsibility
Mark Isaacs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes us behind the gates of Nauru and provides a shocking, and often touching, eyewitness account of the treatment of men at Australia's offshore asylum-seeker processing centre. On Friday 19th July 2013, it was reported in the Australian media that over 150 asylum seekers had rioted and razed the Nauru Regional Processing Centre to the ground. The Nauruan community were mobilised into an emergency police force in an attempt to subdue the men. Asylum seekers, Nauruans and Australian security forces were involved in clashes that left many asylum seekers seriously injured. For Mark Isaacs, who had worked with the men in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre over the previous 10 months, this riot was an inevitable outcome of a cruel and degrading policy. It was a reaction to a build up of injustices these men had suffered throughout their incarceration in Nauru. Both devastating and encouraging, Mark's vignettes of life on Nauru and interactions with the men on the island give readers a first-hand experience of the realities. His unique voice and unbiased view allow readers to draw their own conclusions and holds up a mirror to the Australian government, and it's policies. This book is not a justification of the men's actions, it is an insight into life in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre in the lead up to that Friday evening. Australia's hard-line stance on asylum seekers is increasingly polarising the community and regardless of political stance, this is one every Australian should read in an era of increased secrecy around Australia's treatment of asylum seekers
Cataloging source
VHOB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacs, Mark
Dewey number
325.21
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal immigrants
  • Alien detention centers
  • Aliens
  • Refugees and human rights
  • Detention of persons
  • Illegal aliens
  • Detention of persons
  • Political refugees
  • Nauru
Target audience
adult
Label
The undesirables : inside Nauru, Mark Isaacs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Donated by Great Lakes Australians for Refugees
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052709201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 331 pages
Isbn
9781742708331
System control number
(OCoLC)874690672
Label
The undesirables : inside Nauru, Mark Isaacs
Publication
Copyright
Note
Donated by Great Lakes Australians for Refugees
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052709201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 331 pages
Isbn
9781742708331
System control number
(OCoLC)874690672

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