Brisbane company paid $1.4bn to run offshore processing on Nauru despite no arrivals since 2014

Ben Doherty, The Guardian Australia, 9 April 2021 - A single company running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru has been paid more than $1.4bn over the past five years, with an additional $221m added two months ago, despite no new asylum seeker arrivals on the island since 2014, and a steadily diminishing number of people it is responsible for. [...]

A new report from the Transnational Institute and Stop Wapenhandel, Financing Border Wars, argues an emerging global “border-industrial complex”, aided by increasingly tight relationships between government and the corporations outsourced to provide detention “services”. [...]