The Greens are campaigning to get rid of Wilson Security. The campaign has got a lot to be said for it, not least Peter Dutton’s dismal performance on PM on 7 April, during which he conspicuously refused to answer questions on the issue, instead taking shelter behind slogans and set-piece speeches.
Wilson guards operate at Manus and Nauru detention centres. Have alook at how they behave:
Don’t forget: this is an Australian company, paid by Australia, to “protect” innocent people who fled to Australia to find safety.
Don’t forget, Reza Berati was killed in Manus while being abused by Wilson guards.
Don’t forget that Benham Satah, the main eye-witness to the murder of Reza Berati, was beaten up by Wilson guards in order to get him to withdraw his witness sstatement.
Don’t forget, Wilson Security hides its operations in a tax shelter, as revealed by the Panama Papers.
The Greens’campaign reads like this:
Wilson Security is rotten to the core, and the government knows it.
On Monday, the Australian security company was linked to dodgy offshore affairs which were exposed in the ‘Panama Papers’ leak.
Today, it was revealed that the government is “reviewing” Wilson’s multi-million dollar contracts with the offshore detention centres.
Things are changing, but not fast enough.
Just last night, allegations emerged that Wilson Security guards were hitting and kicking children in the detention camp on Nauru, with video surfacing of one frightened child yelling “They are hitting us”.
It’s more important than ever that we keep the pressure up and demand a better way for people seeking asylum.
Wilson Security should be stripped of their contracts now and the government should get on with closing the camps on Manus Island and Nauru.
I’m not a member of the Greens, or of any political party, but I agree with what the Greens are saying on this.