Warning: #Transfield, the Detention Industry Are In the Contract Spin-Cycle

Transfield’s $1.2 billion contract to run the detention centres on Manus and Nauru is set to expire on October 31st 2015.

As a consequence, there is a great deal of maneuvering going on, most of it behind the scenes. Let’s be clear: for Transfield and rival bids, the stakes are billions of dollars in contracts — not people’s lives.

There are two things that arise as a result of the contract tender process: Continue reading “Warning: #Transfield, the Detention Industry Are In the Contract Spin-Cycle”

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Warning: #Transfield, the Detention Industry Are In the Contract Spin-Cycle

Australia’s internment camps, Open For Business

On February 5th, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection published an invitation to tender for “Onshore Immigration Detention Services.”

It includes most of the activities of onshore ‘border protection,’ but tenders can be made for specific parts, such as deportation or internment.

This will be one to keep an eye on. Continue reading “Australia’s internment camps, Open For Business”

Australia’s internment camps, Open For Business