Gillian Triggs attacks Transfield offshore detention centre contract

Gillian Triggs attacks Transfield offshore detention centre contract

Transfield Services operates  detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island (pictured).

Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has slammed as “extremely troubling” that the firm running offshore detention centres will likely have its contract renewed even though a Senate report revealed systemic abuse and human suffering under its watch.

Professor Triggs, a distinguished and respected lawyer, said the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to name Transfield Services as its preferred tenderer to continue running the camps at Nauru and Manus Island, on a contract worth a speculated $2.7 billion, reflects the secrecy and lack of transparency pervading detention centres.

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