Immigrants on the Island of Nauru © Rick Rycroft/AP/PA images
Immigrants on the Island of Nauru © Rick Rycroft/AP/PA images

$1bn spent 'without authorisation' on Australian detention centres

23 January 2017

Australia’s controversial immigrant detention centres have come under renewed fire in a report that found the government spent $1bn on the regime without any authorisation.

A report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) fiercely criticised the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB)’s handling of contracts to run offshore detention.

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