Final Directors Report from Grant Mitchell

Dear IDC Members and Partners,

This is my final report as Director of the IDC, it is a time to reflect on a decade of learning.

25 years ago in my first job working with unaccompanied asylum seekers, one of my clients disappeared. I discovered weeks later he had been detained in a local prison pending deportation.

The experience of seeing a terrified child facing unknown danger prompted a long journey to see this issue exposed and addressed…