Tag Archives: Australia

Detention centre operator Broadspectrum, formerly Transfield Services, rejects Ferrovial takeover

Detention centre operator Broadspectrum, formerly Transfield Services, rejects Ferrovial takeover By business reporter Justine Parker Posted January 21, 2016 15:13:26 Photo: Broadspectrum has lost several large shareholders over its operation of immigration detention centres. (Supplied: Asylum seeker) Map: Australia The … Continue reading

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DFAT troubleshooter to sort Baghdad security

DFAT troubleshooter to sort Baghdad security Paola Totaro The Australian January 18, 2016 12:00AM The senior bureaucrat responsible for approving the beleaguered $51 million private contract to guard Australia’s embassy in Iraq has been ordered to fly to Baghdad, as … Continue reading

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A failure in the duty of care

A failure in the duty of care The Australian January 11, 2016 12:00AM  The safety and wellbeing of staff at the Australian embassy in Baghdad appear to have been compromised by a failure to meet security and medical safeguards. Detailed … Continue reading

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The Cost of Security: Australia and the rise of Private Military Companies

The Cost of Security: Australia and the rise of Private Military Companies   Autoria: Egeland, Anthony Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Tipo: Relatório Data(s): 08/07/201508/07/20152011 Palavras-Chave: #non combat support #privatise security operations #mercenary forces #armed … Continue reading

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US wary of DFAT contract winner in Afghanistan

US wary of DFAT contract winner in Afghanistan Kylar Loussikian The Australian January 6, 2016 12:00AM Kylar Loussikian   Journalist Sydney The British private security firm awarded an $80 million contract to secure the Department of ­Foreign Affairs and Trade’s … Continue reading

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Security staff ‘walk off the job’

David Fisher David Fisher is a senior reporter for the NZ Herald. Security staff ‘walk off the job’ Sunday, 03 January 2016 E Kiwi troops training Iraqi soldiers at Taji Military Camp. Photo / Mike Scott By David Fisher Security … Continue reading

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Irresponsible

Monday, January 4, 2016 Irresponsible The company charged with protecting Australia’s ambassador and diplomatic staff in Iraq concealed the mysterious “loss” of 14 Glock pistols from its offices in the suburbs of Baghdad not long before the Iraqi government ­reduced … Continue reading

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Who is Unity Resources Group?

Who is Unity Resources Group? Jessicah Mendes and Scott Mitchell Updated 15 Sep 2010, 12:38am Photo: Two Armenian women were killed when their car came too close to a convoy protected by URG. (Supplied) Related Story: Chilean mercenaries guarding Australian … Continue reading

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Security fears over new Baghdad embassy guards

Security fears over new Baghdad embassy guards Paola Totaro The Australian December 31, 2015 12:00AM Staff at the Australian embassy in Baghdad could be under the watch of inexperienced guards with limited background checks and inadequate training from tomorrow, due … Continue reading

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Baghdad embassy guards say lives at risk from cost-cutting

Baghdad embassy guards say lives at risk from cost-cutting Paola Totaro The Australian December 28, 2015 12:00AM An Australian soldier on guard outside the Australian embassy in Baghdad. The team of 67 former soldiers who guard Foreign Affairs staff in … Continue reading

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