A discussion on recent changes to Australia’s detention industry and policy by Sanmati Verma and Angela Mitropoulos. Continue reading “Roundtable: Nauru, Border Force and the Transformation of the Detention Complex”
“Stopping the boats saves lives” is crocodile tears from people who refuse to take steps to in fact save lives. Continue reading “So you say you want to “stop the boats”?”
One could be forgiven for thinking GetUp, the progressive online email campaigning outfit, had been taken over by a coterie of white radical feminists when they started campaigning for the Australian Government to refuse a visa to Chris Brown. This was on the grounds that Brown had severely abused his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009, in a high-profile case of domestic violence. Continue reading “GetUp and the Amazing Disappearing Women of Colour”
If you read this document carefully, you will understand why a ‘corporate code of conduct’ is meaningless in the context of the detention industry:
A brief update on where things are at with the UniSuperDivest campaign.
UniSuper have stated, contrary to repeated suggestions by the NTEU, that “there is no exclusion in place” with regard to investments in companies involved in offshore processing. This means that UniSuper have not divested. For more info, see UniSuperDivest campaign and DivestFromDetention.com . More info below. Continue reading “#UniSuperDivest Update: Divest Now! | #NTEU #highered”
RAC-Vic recently posted an Open Letter on the renewed push by the Greens and GetUp’s ‘No Business In Abuse’ to remove children from detention. Continue reading “Response to @RACVictoria’s “Open Letter to the Refugee Movement” by @xBorderOps”
Allan Gray is Transfield Services’ largest investor, with a stake close to $100 million, as reported three days ago. That figure wiil have diminished recently, with the decline in Transfield Services’ shareprice. Allan Gray is a global investment fund that originated in South Africa and is presently registered in Bermuda. It is also the second-largest shareholder of Fairfax Media. It is part of the Orbis Group.
With the recent divestments by the superannuation funds HESTA and NGS Super, Transfield Services has been under scrutiny from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). Continue reading “Transfield Lobbies Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) To Stem Divestments”