Australian Asylum center guards

Security guards injured on Nauru, Manus Island not entitled to work cover

Michael Beaumont and Simon Scott were placed on travel insurance rather than work cover by Wilsons Security during their time at the centres.

It was only when both men were injured that they discovered they were not entitled to work cover and they claim the travel insurance company, Accident and Health Insurance, has refused to adequately cover them for their injuries.

Mr Beaumont sustained a shoulder injury when he broke up a fight between two asylum seekers during a meal break on Manus Island, something that he said was commonplace in the detention centre.