Category Archives: Australia

Victoria’s Partly-Privatised Prison System: An Accountability Report Card

[Translate] Victoria’s Partly-Privatised Prison System: An Accountability Report Card

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Manus healthcare provider forced to leave for practising unlicensed

[Translate] Manus healthcare provider forced to leave for practising unlicensed IHMS replaced by skeleton staff from PNG company providing detainees only basic and emergency medical care Some Manus detainees requiring medication for chronic conditions have been left without medication during … Continue reading

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Australia: Amnesty Intl. report alleges Ferrovial & Broadspectrum complicit & profiting from systematic abuse of refugees

[Translate] Australia: Amnesty Intl. report alleges Ferrovial & Broadspectrum complicit & profiting from systematic abuse of refugees All components of this story 5 April 2017 Ferrovial position on the Amnesty International report on the Nauru RPC Author: Ferrovial In view … Continue reading

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Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers – Is Australia Complying with Its International Legal Obligations

[Translate] Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers – Is Australia Complying with Its International Legal Obligations

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Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse

[Translate] Op-Ed Columnist Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse Roger Cohen DEC. 20, 2016 From the start of its “offshore processing” program that has seen more than 2,000 asylum seekers and refugees dumped on two remote Pacific islands, Australia has relied on … Continue reading

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

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst

[Translate] 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 … Continue reading

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