NAURU BURNING: An uprising and its aftermath

Editia

“Mark Isaacs’s insight into the events that led up to the riot and fire at the Nauru refugee detention centre, and its aftermath, should concern every Australian. This book is graphic evidence of dark practices directly linked to Australia’s immigration and border protection policies. It is a shameful story that needed to be told.  Mark Isaacs has rightly taken a stand against a policy of secrecy and lack of scrutiny that may have hidden the truth forever.”  – Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia

In Nauru Burning: An uprising and its aftermath, Mark Isaacs goes behind the veil of secrecy around Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres to reveal a climate of fear and hopelessness, culminating in the riot and fire which destroyed much of the Nauru regional processing centre in July 2013. The book reveals how the tinderbox ignited and examines the investigation into who was responsible. It is the story of the fight of the men in detention to prove their innocence, and of the workers who tried to help them.

Ultimately, it is a comment on the lack of accountability and oversight for service providers in the deliberately remote and closed environment of Australia’s offshore detention centres.

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About the author

 Mark Isaacs is a writer, community worker, adventurer, campaigner for social justice and author of The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (Hardie Grant, 2014), an account of his work with asylum seekers inside the Nauru Regional Processing Centre.

Mark has written for publications including Foreign PolicyWorld Policy JournalHuffington PostVICE and New Matilda. He continues to work with asylum seekers and refugees for a settlement service in Sydney.
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Publisher
Editia
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Published on
May 20, 2016
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9781942189459
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
History / Oceania
Political Science / World / Australian & Oceanian
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