Portrait of Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs formerly worked for the Salvation Army at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. His first book, The Undesirables, documents his experiences there.

Mark Isaacs became impassioned by the asylum seeker debate after a visit to Villawood Detention Centre while writing for Oxfam. Months later, in October 2012, Mark was employed by the Salvation Army to work at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre.

He eventually resigned from the Salvation Army in June 2013 and spoke out publicly against the government’s No Advantage policy. Continuing his passion for humanitarian work, Mark is now employed as a case manager at an asylum seeker settlement agency in Sydney.