Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

Qualifications Authority marks Serco low for training

[Translate] Qualifications Authority marks Serco low for training Updated at 12:03 am on 12 November 2015 The Qualifications Authority has criticised low pass rates in Serco’s New Zealand prison officer training programme. In a report, the authority said it had … Continue reading

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Serco cuts short lossmaking Australian navy contract

[Translate] Last updated: November 9, 2015 9:03 pm Serco cuts short lossmaking Australian navy contract Gill Plimmer and Nathalie Thomas ©Getty An Australian Navy vessel intercepts a boat with suspected asylum seekers in 2013 Outsourcing company Serco has struck a … Continue reading

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Police will not bring in G4S, says crime commissioner

[Translate] Police will not bring in G4S, says crime commissioner Paddy Tipping 09:04Thursday 12 November 2015 Police commissioner Paddy Tipping has strenuously denied that a private security firm would be brought in to handle 999 calls. Fears were growing that … Continue reading

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G4S could run 999 controls of three major British police forces

[Translate] G4S could run 999 controls of three major British police forces Police chiefs from Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have commissioned the private security firm to produce a ‘feasibility study’ G4S provide various security services Photo: Chris Radcliffe/Bloomberg By Lucy Clarke-Billings … Continue reading

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Transfield confirms contract extension for Nauru, Manus Island

[Translate] Transfield confirms contract extension for Nauru, Manus Island The Australian October 28, 2015 10:18AM Kylar Loussikian Journalist Sydney Transfield Services has confirmed it has secured a short-term extension to its contract to provide services at the federal government’s Nauru … Continue reading

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Brisbane protest questions Wilson role in Manus, Nauru detention centre security

[Translate] Brisbane protest questions Wilson role in Manus, Nauru detention centre security Date:   November 6, 2015 Protesters gather to campaign against Wilson Security’s running of Australian detention centres. Photo: Daniela Sunde-Brown The giant Wilson Group was targeted by protesters … Continue reading

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Cost of offshore detention centres on Nauru, Manus Island blows out by $100 million: Immigration Department annual report

[Translate] Cost of offshore detention centres on Nauru, Manus Island blows out by $100 million: Immigration Department annual report By political reporter Stephanie Anderson Updated 6 Nov 2015, 11:15pm Photo: Only one protection visa was granted to an asylum seeker … Continue reading

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As we go forward, we really need the eyes and ears of Afghans: Sopko

[Translate] As we go forward, we really need the eyes and ears of Afghans: Sopko Interviews By On Nov 11, 2015 – 16:55 John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, explains in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s $766 Million Afghan ‘Slush Fund’ Comes Under Scrutiny

[Translate] The Pentagon’s $766 Million Afghan ‘Slush Fund’ Comes Under Scrutiny REUTERS/Baz Ratner By Eric Pianin Follow November 12, 2015 Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and other lawmakers are outraged over recent revelations that the Pentagon squandered $43 million on a … Continue reading

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KBR ordered to pay $108K for taking subcontractor kickbacks

[Translate] KBR ordered to pay $108K for taking subcontractor kickbacks By Kim Slowey | October 19, 2015  Dive Brief: Contractor KBR, Inc. must pay the federal government $108,000 for accepting subcontractor gifts while performing under a Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP … Continue reading

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