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Australian govt in quandary over Manus detainees

Publish Date
Fri, 29 Apr 2016, 9:03am

Australian govt in quandary over Manus detainees

Publish Date
Fri, 29 Apr 2016, 9:03am

The Australian Government still doesn't appear to have an answer to what it will do with the remaining asylum seekers being detained on Manus Island.

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled the detention centre there is unlawful, and has ordered it to close immediately.

But Australian Correspondent Murray Olds told Jack Tame the closure has left the Australian government with 830 men still in detention on the island.

They can't go to Christmas Island, so the government's desperately searching for a solution.

Olds says the government also doesn't want to lose face by asking Papua New Guinea to keep the remaining men.

 

LISTEN TO MURRAY OLDS' FULL INTERVIEW WITH JACK TAME ABOVE