Tuesday, 25 February 2014

New management for Manus Island detention centre raises questions

News.com.au 24 February 2014:

Transfield Services has also been appointed to take over “garrison and welfare services” at the Manus Island facility and Nauru.
In a statement to the ASX, the company said the 20 month contract for both is at a cost of $1.22 billion.
Security on Manus Island will be handled by Wilson Security, as is the case at Nauru.

The Age 24 February 2014:

Since early February, Transfield Services moved more than 180 Wilson Security staff onto the island as part of the transition stage with G4S.

The first question one must ask is; were Wilson Security staff on Manus Island during the violent incident at the detention centre on 17 February which resulted in the death of Reza Berati.

The second question must be; were any Wilson Security staff involved in subduing asylum seekers and/or assaulting them.

The third question is inevitably - has the Abbott Government bothered to enquire.

1 comment:

John Fraser said...


The betting at this stage is London to a brick ... Yes ..... Yes .... No.