Australian Senator’s suggestion of sending Torres Strait Islanders to Manus and Nauru met with outrage

The Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea. Picture: AAP

CANBERRA, 26 OCTOBER 2018 (SBS) – Queensland Liberal senator Ian Macdonald has suggested sending Torres Strait Islanders, and other Indigenous Australians, to Manus and Nauru to receive healthcare if there are medical shortages in their communities. Senator Macdonald, whose electorate covers the Torres Strait Islands, made the suggestion during a senate estimates hearing with the […]

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