Australian news, and some related international items

Protests against Serco – involved in nuclear weapons, as well as detention centres

Occupy protests target Serco, THE AUSTRALIAN, AAP March 09, 2012 A SERIES of protests have been held across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth against multi-national British services company Serco, which runs Australia’s immigration detention and other public facilities…… private firms such as Serco were not transparent, nor as accountable as government entities, and were more concerned with shareholder profits than responsible public service.

Serco made a pre-tax profit of Stg262.2 million ($391.9 million) on revenue of Stg4.64 billion ($6.94 billion) last financial year.m Its international services include everything from running public and private transport, to aviation, military and nuclear weapons
contracts, detention centres, prisons and schools….

March 10, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Opposition to nuclear |

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