Outsourcing cruelty in our camps

Crikey readers talk the age pension, the companies that run our detention centres, and the Abbott government's commitment to maintaining the status quo.

Why are private companies running detention centres?

Richard Middleton writes: Re. “Meet the companies that run our immigration detention camps ” (yesterday). If massive private firms can make profits for fat bastard bosses and ignorant and/or uncaring shareholders running a “service” harassing and hurting the weak and vulnerable, funded by taxpaying proles around the world, why can’t the government do it better and cheaper?

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