Transfield and detention centres: It’s no longer business as usual – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Like many companies in the modern media age, Transfield may soon realise that doing bad things is bad business, and its operation of the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres will continue to face scrutiny, writes Michael Bradley.The rules of engagement are changing. As with the political establishment and mainstream … Continue reading

Men accused of Reza Barati’s death in Manus detention centre stand trial | Australia news | The Guardian

More than 18 months after the murder of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati in the violence of last year’s riots in the Manus detention centre, two men accused of killing him are due to stand trial on Monday.But the evidence before police – from several witnesses and the official … Continue reading

OPINION: Border Force Act contradicts duty of care – By Erin Killion

THE first time most Australians became aware of the Border Force Act, which passed into law on July 1, was the attempt by Border Force officers to stop people on the streets of Melbourne to inspect their “papers”. Public outrage, thankfully, put a stop to these bizarre spot checks.Other functions … Continue reading

Nauru asylum seeker ‘locked in urine-soaked cell’ after begging to see sister in wake of suicide attempt

An Iranian asylum seeker detained on Nauru has made a report about his alleged mistreatment by Nauruan police to the United Nations human rights agency.Key points Asylum seeker arrested, jailed for 30 hours Claims guards urinated into cell Detained after trying see suicidal sister Sister attempted suicide twice after alleged … Continue reading

Six teenagers hooded and transferred to Darwin adult prison, report reveals

Six teenage boys were hooded and transferred to an adult prison after a disturbance at a Darwin juvenile detention facility, despite two of them not being involved in the disturbance and one being younger than the age legally allowed to be held in an adult jail, a report has revealed. … Continue reading