13 Jun, 2018

Professor Mark Harris was awarded the Order of Australia on 11th June 2018, for many achievements and especially for his work with refugees. When we were at Surry Hills, Mark worked out of a small room with no windows and enough space for a chair and a fold up clinic bed. He brought his medical bag and a great deal of creativity in order to be able to treat people in such compromised conditions.
Mark has enhanced our service and assisted our Nursing Teams to provide a quality service. And he has done this without fanfare, with humility and with great passion to see that the health conditions of people seeking asylum are well managed. He is held in great respect (and affection) by all of us at the Centre, our Board and especially by the now thousands of people he has assisted in the 18 year period he has provided service to the Asylum Seekers Centre. Congratulations Professor Mark Harris AO!

 Frances Rush, CEO, ASC