The ASU calls for HESTA to divest from Transfield. Resolution just passed unanimously at ASU National Executive:
“The ASU National Executive calls for HESTA to divest from Transfield Services. Social and community workers do not want their retirement savings used to support a system of mandatory detention of asylum seekers and believe it is immoral for for corporations to profit from the indefinite and inhuman detention of other human beings. We also note that Transfield has no experience or background in welfare. We undertake to advocate this position to HESTA Board and to also provide our members with information on how to take individual action to ensure their money is not being invested in Transfield by exercising investment choice within the fund”
Original announcement made by Sally McManus, member of the ASU National Executive, on her Facebook page.
When author Jennifer Mills found out about her super fund HESTA’s connection to offshore detention of refugees, she contacted them for more information about where exactly her money was invested. Unsatisfied with their response over the phone, she sent them this letter. Continue reading “Is your superannuation invested in Scott Morrison’s refugee policy? A response.”
Mandatory detention is one of the most damaging aspects of Australian government policy. Major contractors in the supply network that supports mandatory detention include Serco, IHMS, Save the Children and Transfield Services. Contracts with the Salvation Army ($74 million – Nauru) and G4S ($80.5 million – Manus Island) come to an end this month.
Transfield Services Limited, an ASX-listed company, notified the ASX on 29 January that, “subject to completion of contract negotiations, the Company will be responsible for Garrison Support Services and Welfare at both Manus Island and Nauru.” Continue reading “Internment camp supply-chains and Infrastructure”