Australia to close Manus Island refugee camp – but there’s a twist…

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@akaWACA comrades give PM Turnbull his marching orders

On 17 August, Papua New Guinea (PNG) finally forced Australia to agree to the closure of its refugee detention centre on Manus Island. The latter agreed to this decision in order to avoid a PNG Supreme Court hearing, scheduled for August 22, which could have proved very embarrassing. Amnesty International has made it clear in a statement that this closure is only a first step, and that all 850 refugees detained must now be brought to Australia. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, however, has been deliberately vague about the timetable for closing the centre on Manus Island. This adds to an ominous comment from April, when he said…

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