The Social Work Stories Team

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Social Work: Stories from Nauru - How could we let this happen?

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Social Work: Stories from Nauru - How could we let this happen?

This episode features an interview with Mark Isaacs, author of landmark books such as The Undesirables - Inside Nauru, and The Kabul Peace House, as we hear about his first-hand experience working in Australia's offshore detention centre in Nauru, and subsequent work as a whistle-blower and advocate for refugee rights. Join Lis and Mim as they process this confronting story and explore the challenges of ethical practice in such an intense environment. Mark's books and other work can be found through his website, www.markjisaacs.com TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains detailed descriptions of suicide attempts. Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy. Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech. Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify. You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Duration: 45 min

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