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Papua New Guinea’s Parliament is reportedly in lockdown as angry, unpaid police and soldiers storm the building

A group of disgruntled soldiers and police officers have attacked Papua New Guinea’s national Parliament, according to reports from The Guardian’s Australia edition. Parliament building in Port Moresby was in lockdown Tuesday afternoon. According to The Guardian, unpaid police and soldiers were “smashing vehicles and entryways,” on Tuesday afternoon (AEDT). […]
Papua New Guinea’s Parliament is reportedly in lockdown as angry, unpaid police and soldiers storm the building
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WATCH: Shots fired as soldiers and police clash on PNG streets

Shots were fired on the streets of Port Moresby in a confrontation between police and soldiers. The armed clash was apparently sparked by an incident in which police stopped a soldier’s vehicle to check registration. The soldiers from the First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment say their colleague was “manhandled”. Local […]
WATCH: Shots fired as soldiers and police clash on PNG streets
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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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PNG is closing the Manus Island detention centre

Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill has announced the Manus Island detention centre set up as part of Australia’s refugee strategy will close in the wake of a PNG Supreme Court ruling that it was illegal. The PM said he respected the court’s decision, handed down yesterday, that keeping […]
PNG is closing the Manus Island detention centre
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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