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Australia: Offshore detention centre operating company Ferrovial continues to profit from abuse of refugees & people seeking asylum on Manus Island & Nauru, says Amnesty Intl.

Author: Amnesty Intl., Published on: 29 July 2017

"Ferrovial continues to build a fortune on refugees’ despair", 27 July 2017

Spanish multinational Ferrovial continued to make millions from the abuse of refugees and people seeking asylum on Nauru and Manus Island in the first half of 2017, despite attempts to distance itself from Australia’s...refugee “processing” system, Amnesty Intl. said...

Financial reports...show that between 1 January and 30 June 2017 Ferrovial reported revenues of €1.326 billion from Broadspectrum, its wholly-owned Australian subsidiary which operates Refugee Processing Centres...on Nauru and Manus Island. Ferrovial also reported a 40.1% increase in revenues compared to the first half of 2016, largely due to Broadspectrum.

“These huge figures are nothing to celebrate" said Lucy Graham [Amnesty Intl]...

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Related companies: Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services) Ferrovial Transfield Services (now Broadspectrum)