Category Archives: Australia

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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Serco is failing, but is kept afloat thanks to Australia’s refugee policy

Serco is failing, but is kept afloat thanks to Australia’s refugee policy Antony Loewenstein It’s a sign of the times that a company like Serco, with murky financial statements masking its true economic shape, is continually rewarded for failure by … Continue reading

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Manus contractor has $67m profit

Manus contractor has $67m profit The Observer (Gladstone) 6 November 2014 THE chief contractor for welfare and garrison services at the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island posted a $67million profit. Transfield Services, which is also involved in … Continue reading

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Manus asylum seeker murder trial delayed

Manus asylum seeker murder trial delayed PNG Post Courier 4 November 2014 A COURT on Manus Island has delayed the start of the murder trial for the killing of asylum seeker Reza Barati, after the two suspects were not appointed … Continue reading

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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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