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Guard warned Manus was a ‘tinderbox’

Guard warned Manus was a ‘tinderbox’ The Sydney Morning Herald By Lisa Cox 19 April 2014 A G4S security guard warned that the Manus Island detention facility was “totally unprepared” for a major incident months before an Iranian asylum seeker … Continue reading

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs Crikey By by Cathy Alexander 11 April 2014 Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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Horrendous chicken pen’

Horrendous chicken pen’ Northern Territory News/Sunday Territorian 13 April 2014 Guard claims Manus Island centre is ‘hell on Earth’ A SECURITY guard at the Manus Island detention centre says detainees are being forced to endure “hell on Earth”. The Australian … Continue reading

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A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs

A Serco bet? Australia’s immigration centres are up for grabs Crikey By by Cathy Alexander 11 April 2014, Want to run Australia’s immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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Aust soldiers Manus guards; Claims of thuggery, drug abuse in detention camp

Aust soldiers Manus guards; Claims of thuggery, drug abuse in detention camp Canberra Times 12 April 2014, Aust soldiers Manus guards By Noel Towell, Michael Gordon and Sarah Whyte EXCLUSIVE Claims of thuggery, drug abuse in detention camp Australian soldiers … Continue reading

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FUGITIVE DENIES CLAIMS

FUGITIVE DENIES CLAIMS The Courier-Mail By Peter Michael EXCLUSIVE 6 April 2014, AUSTRALIAN mercenary Peter McCosker plans to fight extradition and prove his innocence in a dispute with a one-time CIA-backed Afghan warlord over “tens of millions of dollars”. The … Continue reading

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Manus Island riot: Asylum seeker speaks of allegedly witnessing Reza Berati’s death

Manus Island riot: Asylum seeker speaks of allegedly witnessing Reza Berati’s death By Kerry Brewster and Deb Richards April 5, 2014, 12:27 am The ABC has obtained an eyewitness account of the murder of 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati … Continue reading

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Cricketer Rick McCosker’s son Peter on Interpol’s most wanted list for forgery and fraud over activities in Afghanistan

Cricketer Rick McCosker’s son Peter on Interpol’s most wanted list for forgery and fraud over activities in Afghanistan peter michael The Courier-Mail April 05, 2014 1:00AM THE son of an Australian Test cricketer has been put on the Interpol watch … Continue reading

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Manus Island riots: PNG police say G4S refusing to be interviewed over riots, death at detention centre

Manus Island riots: PNG police say G4S refusing to be interviewed over riots, death at detention centre Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News 2 April 2014, (c) 2014 Australian Broadcasting Corporation PNG police say security firm G4S is not cooperating with … Continue reading

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Manus Island: Inside the horror

Manus Island: Inside the horror March 7, 2014 Rod St George ‘It was obvious … that violent altercations were imminent.’ Photo: Kate Geraghty Like many, I watched with horror as the recent violence at Manus Island unfolded. But not with … Continue reading

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