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Private jails much cheaper, says SERCO

Private jails much cheaper, says SERCO Daniel Emerson and Amanda Banks January 19, 2015, 5:17 am Privatisation has shaved 20 to 30 per cent off British Government jail costs, multinational operator Serco told a WA Government inquiry into the efficiency … Continue reading

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Courts security left to chance

News Courts security left to chance Daily Telegraph EXCLUSIVE: AMY DALE CHIEF COURT REPORTER 13 January 2015 CUTS to the number of court sheriffs in NSW have meant their role is now being filled by private contractors who do not … Continue reading

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Asylum seeker sues government over negligence on Manus Island

News Asylum seeker sues government over negligence on Manus Island Sun Herald By SARAH WHYTE, NATALIE O’BRIEN 21 December 2014 An asylum seeker who suffered serious burns to his face in Iran before fleeing to Australia has initiated a class … Continue reading

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Serco wins renewal of Australian immigration centre contract

FINANCE Serco wins renewal of Australian immigration centre contract The Telegraph Online Alan Tovey Industry Editor 11 December 2014 11:13 Welcome boost for embattled company as Australian government extends £1bn deal for Serco to run detention centres – but UK … Continue reading

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Suffering inflicted on humans for no reason other than political gain’

Manus : ‘Suffering inflicted on humans for no reason other than political gain’ The Age By Nicole Judge – Nicole Judge is a former Salvation Army worker on Manus Island. 4 December 2014 COMMENT Deciding to give testimony at the … Continue reading

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Death and abuse of asylum seekers in Australia’s name must stop

Death and abuse of asylum seekers in Australia’s name must stop December 3, 2014 – 12:15AM Comments 57  Close quarters: A photo taken by Nicole Judge on Manus Island. Pregnant refugees locked up in detention Deciding to give testimony at … Continue reading

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Serco contracts to come under scrutiny from WA parliamentary committee

Serco contracts to come under scrutiny from WA parliamentary committee Emerging Markets Business Information News 28 November 2014 Western Australian government contracts with private security firm Serco will come under scrutiny from a parliamentary committee. An Upper House committee will … Continue reading

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Guns for hire: The surprising role of Australians in the rise of private security companies

Guns for hire: The surprising role of Australians in the rise of private security companies 18 September 2014   |   Commentary   |   By James Brown Guns for hire: The surprising role of Australians in the rise of private security companies James Brown … Continue reading

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Nauru detention firm stands by its staff

Nauru detention firm stands by its staff Reported by AAP Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Transfield Services The company behind an asylum seeker detention centre on Nauru is standing by its staff, amid allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct. The federal … Continue reading

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Manus Island asylum seekers allegedly tortured, threatened with rape by guards in secret compound over Reza Barati death

Manus Island asylum seekers allegedly tortured, threatened with rape by guards in secret compound over Reza Barati death PM By Mandie Sami Updated 4 Nov 2014, 8:52pmTue 4 Nov 2014, 8:52pm Photo: An asylum seeker says he and another detainee … Continue reading

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