Category Archives: Australia

Detention centre interpreters need more training for ‘hazardous’ work – report

Australia news Detention centre interpreters need more training for ‘hazardous’ work – report The Guardian By Shalailah Medhora 16 April 2015 18:06 Audit office report says the mostly female staff need more help before, during and after their work in … Continue reading

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Manus Island guard stood down after posts endorsing Reclaim Australia and anti-halal views

Australia news Manus Island guard stood down after posts endorsing Reclaim Australia and anti-halal views The Guardian By Paul Farrell 13 April 2015 04:33 Facebook posts by detention centre guard John Akrigg include article suggesting Muslims ‘can’t be Australians’ A … Continue reading

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Detainees’ case against Transfield ‘too vague’

TheNation Detainees’ case against Transfield ‘too vague’ The Australian PIA AKERMAN 18 April 2015 Detainees suing the commonwealth and Manus Island process­ing centre operators will reframe their allegations of mistreatment after Transfield sought to strike out part of the class … Continue reading

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Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers

Australia news Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers The Guardian By Ben Doherty 17 March 2015 23:58 A detention centre guard has been fired by Australian government subcontractor Wilson Security after a series of formal complaints A … Continue reading

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Transfield immigration staff can be ‘instantly dismissed’ for affiliating with asylum seekers

Transfield immigration staff can be ‘instantly dismissed’ for affiliating with asylum seekers SBS World News Headline Stories 6 April 2015 22:49, Transfield Services has warned its staff on Nauru and Manus Island that interacting with a current or former asylum … Continue reading

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Government knew of abuse on Nauru months before it acted, staff to allege

Government knew of abuse on Nauru months before it acted, staff to allege Current and former workers at asylum seeker detention centre are prepared to tell Senate inquiry that the government was aware of abuse before Moss report A closeup … Continue reading

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Nauru detention centre ‘calm’ says Transfield, despite self-harm and unrest

Nauru detention centre ‘calm’ says Transfield, despite self-harm and unrest Last week one asylum seeker tried to hang himself and another drank a bottle of insect repellent The week culminated in protests by refugees, who were closely watched by police, … Continue reading

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Adrenaline junkie Kiwi dies in Iraq

Adrenaline junkie Kiwi dies in Iraq MARIKA HILL Last updated 09:13, March 22 2015 Chris Skelton/Fairfax NZ Shock loss: Lance and Cyprian Pereira mourn their father Raphael (Raph) Pereira, who died in Iraq. It was to be the end of a … Continue reading

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Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers

Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers A detention centre guard has been fired by Australian government subcontractor Wilson Security after a series of formal complaints Guards in riot gear enter Delta compound of the Manus Island detention … Continue reading

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Transfield hopes to renew big contract

Companies and Markets Transfield hopes to renew big contract The Australian Financial Review By Jenny Wiggins 23 January 2015 Transfield Services says it has improved the quality of services available to refugees on Manus and Nauru islands as it tries to … Continue reading

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