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Issue #1710      November 11, 2015

That’s capitalism ... They said it

The campaign against Transfield which manages the concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Island is working. Some funds have sold off their Transfield shares and the company is hitting back.

Transfield’s CEO Diane Smith-Gander says, “I am proud of what Transfield is doing.”

How could anyone be proud of the rape of children and women, the murder of an asylum seeker, of the appalling subhuman conditions that asylum seekers are subjected to in these camps.

And now the return of a pregnant rape victim to Nauru.

Smith-Gander passes off the criminal mismanagement of these camps as government policy, so blame the government, treat it as a political issue. It probably is government policy. So what! That does not absolve the company which is raking in whopping profits overseeing the suffering of human beings fleeing for safety and seeking our assistance.

The company ducks questions about specific cases of abuse.

Smith-Gander cold-heartedly says, “For us it’s about the business element, and I see the business element as in very safe hands.”

That says it all. It’s just business, nothing personal.

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