Typical of this government after 5pm, the sneaky smelly business is released
The Nauru Inquiry Report has been published and can be found here –
Just before the report Transfield who have overseen the abuse and cruelty on Nauru was given another 5 year contract to do more of the same.
Inconsistently, one of the recommendation was for Nauru to hurry up with the Processing of people refugee claims. (Recommendation 2)
Considering that people have been in the camps for two years now, one would consider that their decisions should be finalised and release imminent.
However Transfield has been given a billion dollar contract for FIVE YEARS. Why?
A further recommendation is that the Commonwealth Ombudsman conduct ” an independent external review of all complaints”. Considering that currently the Ombudsmans office is in breach of its statutory duty to report to the Parliament, the reasons and recommendations on the people who have been held in detention for more than two years, expecting an independent report from the Ombudsmans Office is a pigs will fly recommendation.
It is worth noting that NO asylum seeker was allowed to give evidence to this Senate Committee.
One of the best Recommendations is Recommendation 15 which provides for a Legal and Constitutional Committee until December 2016 to continue taking reports and investigating. It is not all over yet.