Beyond Borders: Why are we targeting Transfield?

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Transfield is a multi-billion dollar global infrastructure corporation, who have recently expanded their role as the major contractor in the for-profit operation of mandatory immigration detention centres on the islands of Nauru and Manus. Transfield has been engaged to provide “welfare” services to detainees in both centres, taking over from the Salvation Army. The award of this contract to Transfield marks a new chapter in the politics of Australian border control – a final and open acknowledgment that the camps in Nauru and Manus are unconcerned with detainees’ welfare – that these are not simply detention centres but pressure chambers designed to break and expel detainees as a “deterrent” to others attempting to travel to Australia by boat. Now, more than ever, the circuits of private profiteering that allow the camps to operate must be disrupted and destroyed.

Our actions take their cue from the struggles of detainees themselves…

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Beyond Borders: Why are we targeting Transfield?

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