University Cuts Ties with Broadspectrum Reports of Physical and Sexual Abuse in Detention Centres on Nauru and Manus Island

As Universities become corporatised they are increasingly contracting with business interests as profit becomes increasingly the goal as the Federal Government cuts funds in relation to its agenda of privatisation.  This is often worded as ‘small government’ or less government interference.  The issue appears to be governments privatising the public sector and this… Continue reading

Ferrovial Hostile Takeover of Broadspectrum?

It is hard to determine when this was published but clearly the takeover happened.  I found it interesting to learn it was perceived as a hostile takeover.  Broadspectrum is controversial given its running of detention centres.  It is a conglomerate and is involved in public sector infrastructure projects.  The privatisation of… Continue reading

Private Contractors at Australian Refugee Processing Centres



The Australian government contracts a range of private companies to run detention centres in Australia, and asylum seeker regional processing centres on Manus Island and Nauru.

In recent years these companies have been the subject of numerous allegations of misconduct… Continue reading

Brigadier General Jan Karpinski Set Up Over Abu Ghraib Prison

The radio interview below is an interview with Janis Karpinksi the former commander of Abu Ghraib detention facility near Baghdad, Iraq.  The interview is with Freedom Radio.

There is a wise saying:

“It is for those who know to tell the blind horseman on the blind horse that he is heading for the abyss”… Continue reading

Is Immigration Detention a Secret Policing without Oversight?

This is still the case in 2018 as I was  briefed recently by a citizen who worked at Manus Island and had direct contact with refugees. She reported the abuse in these remote sites where they get away with abuses and refugees are still taking their lives.  Some of the immigration detention officers… Continue reading

Australian Human Rights Summary of Children in Immigration

I recall years ago I had the opportunity to clown at the Maribyrnong Detention Centre with 2 other clowns.  We came in to bring love and inclusion to the people.  We hugged the refugees, the guards and the children  We juggled, played, massaged, sung and clowned around.  What I noted when… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”