2014 Boycott Against Transfield Services Essay

1100 Words Sep 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction

This essay will focus on the given case study: 'Transfield Services -off-shore detention centers ',referring to the 2014 boycott against Transfield Services’ involvement in the construction and servicing of off-shore detention facilities in Nauru and Manus Island. With relevant analytic tools and business concepts, the essay will identify the background reasons of the event as well as demonstrate the difference between Transfield Holdings and Transfield Services.On the basis of a few evaluation criteria, the essay will evaluate the effect of the campaign and give an assessment of whether it has achieved its aims ultimately.

Case study summary
Transfield Services limited(Transfield 2014) is a global publicly listed cooperation providing operations, maintenance and construction services to the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, property and defence sectors. Its clients include major enterprises across the world, as well as all levels of government.[2]

In 2014, Transfield Services announced its responsibility for refugee support and welfare services on the islands of Nauru and Manus.It won a $1.22 billion immigration detention center contract with the Australia current Liberal Party Government.(SBS 2014)The involvement of Transfield Services incurred criticism among refugee advocacy groups due to shareholders’conflict with provision of welfare services and led to a boycott on the internationally renowned contemporary art event, the Biennale of…

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