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Manus Island Conditions Worsen before Closure

Posted on: Mon 24 Jul 2017

As Manus Island prepares to close in October, conditions have become increasing worse for the refugees. In two compounds, water and electricity has been cut off. Refugees continue to stay in the compound out of fear of leaving for a transit centre. The compounds offer them protection and safety.

Peter Dutton has announced that the detention centre will be closed by October, “These refugees are left in limbo” explains Professor Alex Reilly from the Adelaide University Law School.

“The best solution is for the government to withdraw it’s hard lines that these people could never resettle in Australia”

Jennie Lenman joins the Deputy Dean of University of Adelaide Law School to discuss what happens next for the people on the island.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

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