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Australian asylum camp reopens in Papua New Guinea

Australia has transferred the first group of asylum seekers to a processing centre in Papua New Guinea, immigration officials say.

A flight carrying 19 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka and Iran arrived in PNG early on Wednesday. They will be the first detainees at the newly-reopened camp on Manus Island.

Australia has also recently reopened an offshore processing centre on Nauru, as it puts back in place a controversial policy it ended four years ago.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 22 Nov 2012
  • From the section Asia
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