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Malcolm Turnbull ‘won’t be pressured’ on Manus Island

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he “won’t be pressured” by the Manus Island standoff, which has reached its 24th day. On Thursday, police stormed the camp, three weeks after the centre was closed by the government, in a bid to move on around 400 men who remained at onsite, […]
Malcolm Turnbull ‘won’t be pressured’ on Manus Island
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Here’s what’s really going on at Manus Island

Tensions at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre remain high after the centre was officially closed on October 31 this year and handed back to the Papua New Guinea government. Reports are that there are still around 420 people in the now-defunct regional processing centre who are refusing to move […]
Here’s what’s really going on at Manus Island
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PNG has released all asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island

Papua New Guinea immigration authorities say 900 asylum seekers and refugees are no longer in detention on Manus Island, according to the ABC. New restrictions put in place by local authorities means detainees can leave the centre during the day, or leave the island if they sign an agreement to […]
PNG has released all asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island
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A leading Catholic has a solution for Australia’s Manus Island refugee problem

The fate of 850 refugees and asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre is unclear after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the offshore processing facility set up by Australia breached the nation’s constitution and was illegal. The following day PNG prime minister Peter O’Neill announced […]
A leading Catholic has a solution for Australia’s Manus Island refugee problem
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The Australian government suddenly has a big problem with its refugee policy

The Australian government may have to find a new home for 850 asylum seekers on Manus Island after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled that detaining them breached PNG’s constitution. The ABC reports that the court’s five-member bench concluded that the detention of the asylum seekers of the Constitution’s right […]
The Australian government suddenly has a big problem with its refugee policy