We need a bit of research please team - who has the contracts with the immigration department - who gets the billions?
If I was motivated by profit and strong cash flows I would gravitate as close as possible to the Federal Government's Immigration Minister.
He is bound by the government's policy stuff-ups to spending billions of dollars in ways that are difficult to control. Every smart operator with half-way decent connections knows it.
Contractors can charge what they want. The government is weak, the service providers strong in this relationship.
Could someone (hopefully a few) have a look at who has the contracts, what they provide, how much they get - all that sort of detail.
I've got a fair bit on the plate this morning - and I know you will have the answers.
Transfield is mentioned in this story
Campus contract dumped after asylum assault claim
- BY:DAN BOX AND LAUREN WILSON
- From:The Australian
- February 28, 2013 12:00AM
A PRIVATE company that billeted dozens of asylum-seekers in student accommodation at two Sydney universities has terminated its contract with the Red Cross in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on a female student.
Campus Living Villages, a wholly owned subsidiary of infrastructure giant Transfield Holdings, had been providing temporary accommodation for the refugees on campus at Macquarie University and the University of Western Sydney.
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And the starting point at the Immigration Department's website would be somewhere around here