Social Issues

Impact of Manus Island Closure

Posted on: Fri 19 May 2017

The Australian Government sought to drive refugees and asylum seekers out of Manus Island detention centre by making the conditions their harsher in a year-long campaign, according to the Guardian, despite the risks forecast and the welfare of the 800-plus men currently detained there.

Madeline Gleeson is a lawyer and Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, and has recently released her book Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru.

She joined Jennie Lenman and Ian Newton on Breakfast to discuss what will happen to these men after the detention centre’s closure and why so few have opted to to be transferred out into the community of Papua New Guinea. 



Produced by Riley Galloway.

Image source: Wikimedia Commons


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