Manus Island

Australia’s asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is legal, High Court rules

Australia’s highest court says policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid By Amy Maguire The High Court has today rejected a claim that the Australian government... Read more »
A view of facilities at the Manus Island Regional Processing Facility in Papua New Guinea in 2012. For years, the facility has been used to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers; Australia and Papua New Guinea have now agreed to close it. Photo: Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship via Getty Images

Australia agrees to pay A$70 million to Manus Island refugees

The Australian government has offered compensation totalling A$70m (US$53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The Australian government has agreed to pay detainees on Manus Island more than $70 million (US$53... Read more »

Voices from Manus Island

Exclusive story by Ms. Sarwat Hassan: Australians have had to witness disturbing images in the past few weeks. Weak men who refused to eat behind barbed wires and fences, while others, choking... Read more »