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Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop has urged hundreds of asylum seekers to leave a Manus Island detention centre and warned that no one in offshore compounds would be resettled in Australia. (Continued below the fold.)
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Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop has urged hundreds of asylum seekers to leave a Manus Island detention centre and warned that no one in offshore compounds would be resettled in Australia.
Ms Bishop said Australia would not do anything that would weaken its border policies as it’s understood 584 Manus Island detainees refuse to leave a closed detention centre, despite water and power being cut off.
As of Wednesday, three detainees (two refugees and one non-refugee) had left the facility.
The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled in April that the detention centre was unlawful and had to close by October 31.
Lawyers for the detainees are attempting to injunct the closure of the detention centre in the PNG Supreme Court because of fears for the safety of asylum seekers if they move to alternative accommodation on the other side of the island in the town of Lorengau.
Ms Bishop could not guarantee the safety of asylum seekers if they move to three other accommodation centres on the island in PNG.
“The PNG government is in charge of law and order and security and I understand that they have this matter in hand,” Ms Bishop told Sky News.
“We are working closely with the PNG government, I would urge those who remain on Manus Island to go to the alternative accommodation that has been provided by the PNG government.
“Those who are refugees can be settled in PNG or can apply to resettle elsewhere, they will not be resettled in Australia.
“We have made it very clear that those who have paid people smugglers to try to come to Australia will jot be resettled here, so they have other options available to them.”
Ms Bishop said none of the refugees would be allowed to settle in Australia.
“We have put in place very tough measures to smash the people smuggling trade, which we have done so far, we have stopped the deaths at sea and we are dealing with caseloads of people who came here under the weaker Labor government laws,” she said.
“This is not an easy policy to implement but we are determined to ensure that the people smuggling trade does not start up again as it would inevitably start under a Labor government because of their weaker border protection policies.”
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the detainees should be settled in Australia.
“There is a humanitarian crisis unfolding as we speak,” Senator Di Natale told ABC radio.
“The compound now has no sewerage and water, in fact the detainees are now storing water in garbage bins at the moment so they don’t have to leave the compound, they fear for their lives.”
He said the alternative accommodation the government says it has built has not been completed.
“So there isn’t enough capacity to house all of those detainees,” he said.
“And the government has stopped providing people medication, 20 per cent of them are on anti depressants or other psychiatric medication.
“These are people who will become acutely suicidal, who will become anxious, many of whom will experience a range of other side effects and the government is saying ‘we are washing our hands of this’.”