Dutton calls claims over Manus situation misleading
2 November, 2017, 12:00 am
Australia’s Immigration Minister has accused refugee advocates of misleading about the situation on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.
Peter Dutton’s comment follows the official closure of Australia’s offshore processing centre at Lombrum on Manus, where about 600 refugees are refusing to leave.
Fearing for their safety if they go to new locations at Manus’ Lorengau town, the men have barricaded themselves inside, despite power, food and water supplies being cut off.
Mr Dutton has urged the refugees holding out in Lombrum to move across to the new locations.