Professor David Isaacs is a consultant paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, and Clinical Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney. He has been a member of every Australian national immunisation advisory committee for the last 25 years. He is passionate about bioethics, and has published and taught extensively on ethical aspects of immunisation. He is one of several doctors who have exposed what they say is a culture of violence, abuse, self‐harm and cover-up on Nauru, in defiance of laws that could land them in prison.
Jamil Jivani was raised in Toronto with an absent father and a distrust of the police which saw him heading towards a life of crime. He is now a corporate lawyer and a visiting professor at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School focussing on issues affecting youth, immigrants and low-income families.
Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent and contributing editor. His work appears in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Best of Longform, Best Australian Essays, The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and Australian Foreign Affairs. He is the current Mumbrella Publish Columnist of the Year, and was a finalist in the 2018 Walkley–Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism.