The Department of Immigration's shambolic tendering and management of offshore processing contracts appeared to favour one company above all others - Transfield.
The ANAO has delivered yet another scathing report criticising the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's procurement in offshore detention.
The SA government has turned to a "citizen's jury" to manufacture trust in its nuclear policy. But the process is far from independent, writes University of Adelaide politics lecturer Benito Cao.
In setting up offshore processing centres, the Department of Immigration broke virtually every rule in public service procurement -- with Transfield always emerging the winner
The Australian National Audit Office has slammed the way successive governments established the Manus Island and Nauru detention facilities, finding major problems in the way the Department of Immigration tendered for them.
You can't stick your fingers in your ears and ignore what the government is doing in your name. But protests and candlelight vigils are not going to solve anything.
Transfield Services, the controversial company running many of Australia's offshore immigration detention centres, had no tax payable in Australia in 2013-14, on its revenue of $2.8 billion and taxable income of $16 million.