Detention centre cops bad report card
Mr Heydon is a legal mind of impeccable credentials and vast experience. He has made the right decision to continue with his work. THE Nauru immigration detention centre has been given a p poor report card, on the same day operator Transfield Services announced it was expected to have its contract renewed.
The company has a $1.2 billion contract to run detention centres at Nauru (pictured) and Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea, which expires at the end of October, along with that of sub-contractor Wilson Security.
In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday, Transfield said the Federal Government had chosen it as the preferred tenderer for both offshore centres.
But a Senate inquiry report was scathing of the company’s track record on Nauru, saying it appeared the centre was not run well. Nor were both companies accountable to the Federal Government despite the significant investment.