Transcript of testimony provided earlier this week by Transfield, a multi-million dollar corporation and operator of the Nauru and Manus Island asylum-seekers detention centres, includes a tabular breakdown that confirms over 400 abuse cases – assaults and self-harm – at the Nauru centre, including allegations against staff employed by subcontractor Wilson Security. The testimony also reveals how Transfield’s own whistleblowers’ facility is unused – the clear implication being that no one trusts it and that a more secure and independent one is needed instead. Key parts of the testimony, in answer to Australian Senate Inquiry questions first put to Transfield in May, is given below, together with a full transcript.
Here is the transcript (pdf) of this week’s testimony by Transfield (answers to questions originally raised at a May Senate Inquiry hearing).
A. Abuse breakdown figures
The testimony shows that the first reports of rape and of child abuse were…
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