Hobart City Council has joined eight other Australian councils in pledging to end its involvement with any company profiting from abusive practices towards people seeking asylum.
The pledge states that the council will no longer do business with companies, such as Wilson Security and Ferrovial’s Broadspectrum, that take up contracts in Australia’s immigration detention camps.
Hobart joins Fremantle Council, Moreland City Council, City of Sydney, Bass Coast Shire Council, Augusta Margaret River Council, Byron Bay Council, Marrickville Council and Yarra Council in signing the pledge.
Last week Southern Cross University committed to ending their involvement with Wilson Security after a community campaign called on the university to ditch the company due to its involvement in Australia’s abusive detention regime.
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