Category Archives: Australia

‘Don’t privatise Australia’s borders’: unions warn against outsourcing plan

[Translate] July 14 2017 ‘Don’t privatise Australia’s borders’: unions warn against outsourcing plan By Doug Dingwall and Tom McIlroy Unions have warned against further privatisation of Australia’s borders, saying plans for private operators to run the nation’s visa system could undermine a … Continue reading

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Australia moves a step closer to the East India Cyber Company

[Translate] Australia moves a step closer to the East India Cyber Company As a new cyber military unit is formed, the cyber spooks are tasked to hit organised cyber criminals as well as military targets. That reflects the reality of … Continue reading

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A rare inside peek inside the hell of Manus and Nauru

[Translate] A rare inside peek inside the hell of Manus and Nauru Mia Armitage ‘What you will hear truly is about a lack of human rights,’ said Frederika Steen AM on a late May Saturday morning in sunny South Brisbane. … Continue reading

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Brief delay in Manus Island class action

[Translate] Brief delay in Manus Island class action May 29, 2017 A class action seeking damages for people detained at the Manus Island immigration detention centre will begin this week. Fifty current and former Manus Island detainees, including 41 people … Continue reading

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Scale of surveillance in Manus Island detention centre laid bare

[Translate] Scale of surveillance in Manus Island detention centre laid bare Exclusive: Secret papers seen by Guardian reveal intensive monitoring of refugees and asylum seekers, and an all-pervasive fear about outside eyes looking in An asylum seeker during a hunger … Continue reading

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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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