For multinational company Ferrovial, the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres are a treasure island from which it makes huge profits. But these profits come at a horrific human cost: the suffering and abuse of over 2,000 people seeking asylum.
Ferrovial is the sole shareholder of Broadspectrum, the Australian company that runs the refugee “processing” centres on Nauru and Manus Island. As such Ferrovial is complicit in the everyday abuse and appalling conditions faced by people who are simply seeking safety.
Ferrovial’s CEO knows that the system set up by the Australian Government for the men, women and children is deliberately cruel and inhumane. These people are humiliated, neglected and abused on a daily basis.
The suffering of these people is made worse by the fact that they are trapped – they cannot leave, even after being officially recognised as a refugee.
No company should profit from torture or abuse.
Ferrovial has publicly claimed that it will end its operations on the two islands when its current contract with the Australian government ends on 31st October 2017. We want to make sure that it sticks to its promise.