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Adrenaline junkie Kiwi dies in Iraq

Adrenaline junkie Kiwi dies in Iraq MARIKA HILL Last updated 09:13, March 22 2015 Chris Skelton/Fairfax NZ Shock loss: Lance and Cyprian Pereira mourn their father Raphael (Raph) Pereira, who died in Iraq. It was to be the end of a … Continue reading

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Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers

Manus guard sacked for reportedly assaulting handcuffed asylum seekers A detention centre guard has been fired by Australian government subcontractor Wilson Security after a series of formal complaints Guards in riot gear enter Delta compound of the Manus Island detention … Continue reading

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Transfield hopes to renew big contract

Companies and Markets Transfield hopes to renew big contract The Australian Financial Review By Jenny Wiggins 23 January 2015 Transfield Services says it has improved the quality of services available to refugees on Manus and Nauru islands as it tries to … Continue reading

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Better service on the way for Manus, Transfield says

Companies and Markets Better service on the way for Manus, Transfield says The Australian Financial Review By Jenny Wiggins 26 March 2014 Transfield Services will “step up” to improve refugee conditions at Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre when … Continue reading

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Legal challenge for offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru

Legal challenge for offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru Date March 1, 2015 Chris Vedelago The Abbott government’s offshore refugee policy is facing a new legal challenge that seeks to hold the Commonwealth legally responsible for conditions in … Continue reading

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Aussie mercenary killed fighting IS

Aussie mercenary killed fighting IS Herald-Sun By Lanai Scarr 27 February 2015 AUSTRALIA’S first fatality in the fight against Islamic State feared he would face 10 years in jail and be treated with the same contempt as the death cult … Continue reading

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DFAT spends quarter of a billion guarding foreign embassies

DFAT spends quarter of a billion guarding foreign embassies February 23, 2015 – 12:15AM Philip Dorling Mercenaries don’t come cheap.  The Australian government has spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars on private military contractors to protect high risk … Continue reading

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Serco ‘in control’ at Yongah Hill detention centre despite claims from asylum seekers

Serco ‘in control’ at Yongah Hill detention centre despite claims from asylum seekers Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News By Nicolas Perpitch 13 February 2015 The Immigration Department says contractor Serco is in complete control of Western Australia’s Yongah Hill detention … Continue reading

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Manus workers on wrong visas

Perspective Manus workers on wrong visas The Australian Financial Review By Lisa Murray and Angus Grigg 7 February 2015 Detention centre Under pressure to complete Manus Island staff accommodation, contractors continued to work with incorrect visas, reveal Lisa Murray and … Continue reading

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Government spends $1.2 billion on offshore processing centres in one year

Government spends $1.2 billion on offshore processing centres in one year February 5, 2015 Sarah Whyte   Immigration correspondent Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says it is shocking that Australian taxpayers are paying for people to be detained by the government. Photo: … Continue reading

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