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Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers June 26, 2015 By Lauren Gillin Image via Flickr user diacimages. This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. Last month the Australian government, with the … Continue reading

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Detention centre company’s gift of boxing ring to Manus Island in poor taste after bashing death, refugee activists say

Detention centre company’s gift of boxing ring to Manus Island in poor taste after bashing death, refugee activists say By Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane Updated yesterday at 10:43pm Photo: Refugee activists say the donation of a boxing ring … Continue reading

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Serco prisoner transport delays affecting frontline policing in WA, police union claims

Serco prisoner transport delays affecting frontline policing in WA, police union claims By Andrew O’Connor Posted earlier today at 2:08am Photo: George Tilbury says Serco delays mean frontline police officers have to be diverted to prisoner transport. (ABC: Andrew O’Connor) … Continue reading

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Serco denies prisoner transfer bungles

Serco denies prisoner transfer bungles June 15, 2015 5:54am AAPAAP In January 2014, a convicted rapist and an alleged armed robber escaped from a Serco prison van while they were being transferred from Greenough Regional Prison to Perth. SECURITY contractor … Continue reading

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Claims guards traded cigarettes for sexual favours on Nauru, Senate inquiry told

Claims guards traded cigarettes for sexual favours on Nauru, Senate inquiry told May 19, 2015 Sarah Whyte Immigration correspondent Inquiry hears of abuse on Nauru Security contractors confirm they’re aware of allegations guards on Nauru have traded sexual favours for … Continue reading

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Serco prisoner transport contract to be opened to tender, WA Government says

Serco prisoner transport contract to be opened to tender, WA Government says By Andrew O’Connor Photo: The Government chose not to automatically renew Serco’s prisoner transport contract. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘No reason’ why public sector cannot provide prisoner transport … Continue reading

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Not seen, not heard, often not reported – the harrowing stories of Australia’s detainees

Not seen, not heard, often not reported – the harrowing stories of Australia’s detainees Special report: evidence highlights systemic failures in how the immigration department and its contractors deal with serious allegations of sexual assault on Nauru, Manus and the … Continue reading

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FED:Ex-magistrate queries $1.2b Nauru spend

FED:Ex-magistrate queries $1.2b Nauru spend Australian Associated Press General News 9 June 2015 DETENTION CANBERRA, June 9 AAP – A former Australian magistrate employed in Nauru can’t understand where $1.2 billion earmarked to run offshore detention centres on neighbouring islands … Continue reading

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Nauru security staff could face court on Sarah Hanson-Young spying allegations

Nauru security staff could face court on Sarah Hanson-Young spying allegations Greens senator believes allegations that she was spied on while on the island could constitute contempt of parliament and perpetrators could be prosecuted Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young: ‘Members of … Continue reading

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Australian Senator spied on at offshore detention camp-parliament inquiry

Markets | Thu Jun 4, 2015 11:00pm EDT Australian Senator spied on at offshore detention camp-parliament inquiry SYDNEY, June 5 | By Matt Siegel An Australian Senator and critic of the government’s offshore immigration detention centres on Friday hit out … Continue reading

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