How Toll made $8.1m for six days' work - on Manus Island

The AusTender website shows the contract was worth $8.99 million and was awarded under a closed, or "limited tender", process.

During a Senate Estimates hearing on Monday Home Affairs officials confirmed they cancelled the contract just six days after it was awarded and as a result the government paid Toll $8.1 million for equipment and shipping costs. They said some marquees were still owned by the department and were being kept in storage in case they were required.