Category Archives: Australia

Can private security companies improve responses to victims of family violence?

Can private security companies improve responses to victims of family violence? November 7, 2016 2.05pm EST Authors Diarmaid Harkin Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University Kate Fitz-Gibbon Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University Disclosure statement Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Senior Lecturer in … Continue reading

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Ferrovial – the hospital privateer behind Nauru asylum-seekers’ misery

Ferrovial – the hospital privateer behind Nauru asylum-seekers’ misery Nov 2016 Friday 25th posted by Morning Star in Features by Solomon Hughes THANKS to privatisation of government services, the firm that owns and runs Heathrow airport also makes a profit … Continue reading

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Norway pension fund told to get out of Australian offshore detention business

November 27 2016 Norway pension fund told to get out of Australian offshore detention business Michael Gordon Norway’s biggest pension fund is under pressure to sell its interest in the Spanish company holding the biggest contract to run Australia’s offshore detention … Continue reading

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False Sanctuary: Australia, Ferrovial, and the Abuse of Refugees

False Sanctuary: Australia, Ferrovial, and the Abuse of Refugees By Lauren Kelly-Jones Clifton Gardens, Sydney, Australia looking out towards the Heads On October 5, footage from Australia’s offshore refugee detention camps was projected onto the Australian High Commission building in … Continue reading

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Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst

Oct 8, 2016 Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst Martin McKenzie-Murray As the government prepares to meet with the UNHCR, urgent action is being demanded on mental decay. BEHROUZ BOOCHANI “I am human like you”: Iranian refugee Mehdi Savari, … Continue reading

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Australia has turned Nauru into an open-air prison

Australia has turned Nauru into an open-air prison 17 October 2016, 10:10 UTC The Australian government is subjecting refugees and asylum seekers to an elaborate and cruel system of abuse – brazenly flouting international law – just to keep them … Continue reading

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If The Business Lobby Wants To Fix The Budget It Can Start With Its Own In The Detention Industry

Children locked up in immigration detention on Nauru, August 2016. This image is courtesy of Mums 4 Refugees. If The Business Lobby Wants To Fix The Budget It Can Start With Its Own In The Detention Industry By Max Chalmers … Continue reading

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Transfield’s $1.1b offshore processing contract farce

Sep 17, 2016 Transfield’s $1.1b offshore processing contract farce Karen Middleton A blistering audit of the offshore detention program reveals a system defined by untendered contracts and preferential deals raises billions of dollars’ worth of questions. REMI CHAUVIN Asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Nauru files show Wilson Security staff regularly downgraded reports of abuse

Nauru files show Wilson Security staff regularly downgraded reports of abuse Leaked documents show security contractor breached guidelines on how seriously to rate incidents of violence and self-harm • Guard ‘grabbed boy by throat and banged head against ground • … Continue reading

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Norway’s Oil Fund Makes Killing On ‘Prison-Like’ Refugee Camps

Norway’s Oil Fund Makes Killing On ‘Prison-Like’ Refugee Camps Horrendous as it may sound, for many people the migrant crisis is all about making money. By Sputnik News | September 8, 2016 In this Sept. 19, 2001, file photo, refugees, … Continue reading

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