Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull: scrap all government contracts with Wilson Security!

Malcolm Turnbull: scrap all government contracts with Wilson Security!

Our government is paying huge sums of taxpayer money to a company exposed for dodgy dealings by the Panama Papers.

Wilson Security has been handed more than $400 million taxpayer dollars in sensitive government contracts. The corporation runs everything from Nauru and Manus Island detention centres to parts of our defence department -- and even our Tax Office.

But now the Panama Papers have blown open Wilson Security’s shady dealings, showing that the company had ongoing links to billionaire brothers involved in a major corruption scandal.

Our government should be conducting due diligence before it hands sensitive contracts over to private corporations. And with the election just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to get our government to clean up its act.

Will you ask Malcolm Turnbull to scrap all government contracts with Wilson Security now?

This goes right to the heart of the corporate capture of our democracy. While ordinary people have to abide by the law and pay our taxes, corporations are using offshore companies to hide assets from tax authorities, thwart investigations and protect criminal behaviour. And instead of being held to account by our government, they are being rewarded with government contracts.

But the Panama Papers -- an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca -- have dragged all of this into the clear light of day. The leak makes it crystal clear that there’s one rule for the rich and powerful, and another for the rest of us.

It’s time to say enough is enough. Corporations need to start paying their fair share towards our schools, hospitals, roads, and other vital public services. And if the government must contract services out to the private sector, it needs to make absolutely sure that the companies benefiting are not involved in dodgy dealings.

The Panama Papers leak is our opportunity to harness public anger to create real change. With the election coming up, if we put enough pressure on politicians, we can make them deliver. Already, tens of thousands of Australian SumOfUs members have called out companies like Vodafone for not paying any company tax -- and this public outcry led Vodafone to reach out to us to start a dialogue. Now let’s get the government to clean up its own act.

Sign the petition to Malcolm Turnbull: scrap the government’s contracts with Wilson Security.

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