Paladin controversy prompts renewed scrutiny of $591m Nauru deal

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Brisbane firm Canstruct had limited experience running garrison and welfare services when it bid for Nauru contract

Controversy surrounding the awarding of a $423m Manus Island contract to security contractor Paladin has prompted new scrutiny of a second major $591m deal to run the Nauru detention centre.

The home affairs department used a limited tender process with only one bidder to pick relatively obscure companies in both major contracts.

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