The Courier-Mail

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.

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