Category Archives: Australia

Serco faces $680,000 hit in fines

Serco faces $680,000 hit in fines Phoebe Wearne and Daniel Emerson The West Australian October 16, 2014, 5:41 aml The West Australian WA’s private prison operator Serco is facing fines of up to $680,000 for a series of prisoner escapes … Continue reading

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Scott Morrison orders review into claims of sex abuse on Nauru

Scott Morrison orders review into claims of sex abuse on Nauru By Sarah Whyte Oct. 3, 2014, 5:25 p.m. Looking at all entities: Scott Morrison said 10 workers would be removed. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has used … Continue reading

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IHMS and Serco likely to retain onshore detention centre contracts

IHMS and Serco likely to retain onshore detention centre contracts Both companies expected to retain contracts despite reports immigration department called for a change in management Oliver Laughland and Nick Evershed theguardian.com, Thursday 4 September 2014 05.49 EDT The Christmas … Continue reading

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We’ve changed Manus for the better: Transfield

TheNation We’ve changed Manus for the better: Transfield The Australian By EXCLUSIVE: BRIDGET CARTER 25 September 2014 TRANSFIELD Services says it has made sweeping changes to security and behaviour management at the Manus Island and Nauru processing centres since it … Continue reading

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Complaint to OECD about G4S Manus Island management

Complaint to OECD about G4S Manus Island management Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcripts By Samantha Donovan 23 September 2014 The Human Rights Law Centre has lodged a complaint to the OECD alleging the former operator of the Manus Island Detention Centre … Continue reading

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Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says law centre

Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says law centre Human Rights Law Centre lodges complaint with OECD saying G4S had not been held to account for its role Melissa Davey theguardian.com, Tuesday 23 September 2014 00.55 EDT A … Continue reading

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Attempt to hold G4S accountable for alleged PNG violations

Attempt to hold G4S accountable for alleged PNG violations Updated at 8:41 pm on 25 September 2014 A rights group says the G4S security company needs to be held accountable for alleged human rights violations in the Manus Island detention … Continue reading

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THE security contractor that used to run Australia’s Manus Island…

THE security contractor that used to run Australia’s Manus Island… Lawyers claim Manus Island security contractor breached human rights. THE security contractor that used to run Australia’s Manus Island detention centre has committed serious human rights violations, lawyers have alleged. … 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 In The Monthly magazine, James Brown details the suprising extent of Australian involvement in the world … Continue reading

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‘YOU COULD FEEL THE HATRED,’ SAYS MANUS GUARD

‘YOU COULD FEEL THE HATRED,’ SAYS MANUS GUARD Sunday Star-Times 7 September 2014 GOVERNMENT AND dated March 26. The witness, whose name is suppressed, said his brother was then hit by other G4S guards. The witness alleged “Anton” had also … Continue reading

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