What’s going on at Manus Island?

November 17, 2017

Defiant refugees: Hundreds of refugees remain in Manus Island detention centre refusing to move

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University legal academic Mary Anne Kenny sets out what’s really going on at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre which was recently handed back to the Papua New Guinea Government.

Associate Professor Kenny uses charts and graphs to chronicle the background and current state of play on Manus Island where tensions remain high after the refugee processing centre was officially closed on October 31.

Reports are that there are still around 420 people who are refusing to move from the centre to recently built transit centres in Lorengau. However, these numbers shift on a daily basis as men move in and out of the centre.

In a comprehensive summary of Australia’s offshore processing regime, Associate Professor Kenny outlines what’s happened to refugees and asylum seekers who have left Manus Island and what the options are for those left behind.

Associate Professor Kenny’s article can be read in The Conversation here.

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