Points for Honesty
Further virtues of the Australian refugee storage and disposal system, as lauded by the likes of Michael Gove and the strutting Caudillo emeritus of the Farage Falange, have emerged with the possibility that the company which runs the Nauru wog warehouse may have been a bit G4S in its dealings with its employers. Wilson Security was asked last year for details of all known incidents of sexual assault, child abuse and assaults on minors, but the Nauru files show that the information they gave was slightly parsimonious with the facts. In one typically touching example of corporate concern for employee privacy, Wilson Security knew the name, position and station of a guard who allegedly knocked a five-year-old-girl off her feet, but pleaded ignorance before the senate and the Australian taxpayer. It remains as yet unclear whether Wilson Security has emulated the buccaneering entrepreneurialism of the honest folk at G4S and Serco so far as to balance its modesty over refugees who do exist by claiming payment for those who do not.