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Part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea

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Manus Island: Part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea
Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Admiralty Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in Papua New Guinea, with an area of 2,100 km2 (810 sq mi), measuring around 100 km × 30 km. Manus Island is covered in rugged jungles which can be broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest. The highest point on Manus Island is Mt. Dremsel, 718 metres (2,356 ft) above sea level at the centre of the south coast. Manus Island is volcanic in origin and probably broke through the ocean's surface in the late Miocene, 8 to 10 million years ago. The substrate of the island is either directly volcanic or from uplifted coral limestone.

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Before she died, security guard Diane Parker wrote to the Prime Minister about her PTSD. Now her family have joined 17 other former staff seeking compensation after the 2014 Manus Island riots.
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Scott Morrison has denied a "secret deal" with Jacqui Lambie over resettling refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to New Zealand to secure the repeal of medevac laws.
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Conditions in Australian-funded PNG immigration centre 'worse than prison': Advocates

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After six years we leave Manus Island to go to 'nowhere': an asylum seeker's story

Thirty-five asylum seekers detained on Manus Island for six years have moved to Port Moresby, but still don't know their future. One of them tells his story,
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Refugee advocates encouraging people in detention to self-harm: Dutton

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says refugee advocates are advising people on Manus Island and Nauru to hurt themselves in order to take advantage of medical evacuation laws.
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Medevac repeal piles on the cruelty

The 893 refugees or asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru have lived a grinding nightmare that can only be described as Kafkaesque.
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Former Manus Island detainee speaks out against proposed lifetime ban on entering Australia

The government wants to stop refugees who came by boat to Australia and have been resettled in another country from ever returning to Australia.
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PNG offers Manus Island asylum seekers voluntary relocation to Port Moresby

Questions remain after a notice from Papua New Guinea's immigration authority was reportedly posted on Manus Island, offering the remaining asylum seekers the option to relocate to the capital city.
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Dumping Medevac will lead to 'unnecessary deaths', Kerryn Phelps warns crossbench

Former MP Kerryn Phelps has urged senators not to put the transfer of sick refugees from Manus Island and Nauru back in the hands of politicians.
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Refugee Behrouz Boochani accepts Australian biography award from Manus Island via WhatsApp

Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani has been awarded the 2019 National Biography Award worth $25,000 for his book No Friend But the Mountains - and he's accepted it from Manus Island via Whatsapp.
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Hassan al-Kontar: Who is the man trapped in an airport helping now?

Hassan al-Kontar wants to help sponsor 200 Manus Island and Nauru refugees to come to Canada.
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Refugee who spent months stuck in airport is crowdfunding to get people off Manus and Nauru

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Mental health issues dominate Nauru and Manus asylum seekers medical admissions

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
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Nauru and Manus health services providing thousands of consultations to sick asylum seekers

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
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Manus refugees urge PNG to keep pressure on Australia to set closure deadline

Refugees on Manus Island want a definite timetable for the closure of immigration detention facilities.
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'Work in progress': Morrison and PNG PM agree to develop Manus closure timetable

PNG and Australia have agreed to establish a timetable to resettle the remaining refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.
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Watch live: Scott Morrison speaks with PNG leader James Marape

Scott Morrison is giving a live address with PNG leader James Marape who has demanded an end to offshore detention on Manus Island since being elected.
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Manus Island centre closure the elephant in the room as PNG PM meets Morrison

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has received a ceremonial welcome after arriving at Parliament House, but things quickly came down to business.
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PNG PM arrives for first Australia visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
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PNG PM to demand Manus closure timeline in Australian visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
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Australians protest six years of offshore detention

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
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Australian protesters urge release of refugees detained on Manus Island, Nauru

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
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Greens senator Nick McKim returns to Australia after PNG deportation

Greens senator Nick McKim has arrived back in Australia after being deported from Papua New Guinea for trying to access refugee accommodation on Manus Island.
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Papua New Guinea deports Australian senator after Manus Island visit

Nick McKim spoke with SBS News as he was being 'forced to leave' Manus Island.
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Six years of my life lost on Manus Island: refugee writes on anniversary of 'PNG solution'

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'As soon as possible': PNG PM demands timeline for closing Manus centre

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
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PNG demands deadline for closing Manus

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
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Australian senator 'being deported' from Manus Island after visiting asylum seekers

Greens Senator Nick McKim said he was told a deportation notice would be issued to him on Thursday.
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Six years of Manus Island detention marked by calls to end 'dark and bloody' chapter

This week marks six years since Australia reinstated offshore detention processing, with hundreds of asylum seekers still in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru.
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Manus refugee says most of the remaining detainees don't want to come to Australia

Kurdish journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani has told an Australian audience that the men remaining in offshore detention just want to be allowed to leave.
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Dutton attempts to reverse medevac bill

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is attempting to axe a new system of medical transfers for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
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Australia's new independent MPs vow to keep pressure on the Morrison government

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Manus security contract extension 'recognises the professionalism of Paladin,' company says

The controversial security company Paladin will operate refugee services on Manus until 31 December, under the "limited extension" of its contract by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments.
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Controversial Manus security contract confirmed as running to 31 December

The controversial security company Paladin will operate refugee services on Manus until 31 December, under the "limited extension" of its contract by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments.
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Refugee advocates ramp up lobbying efforts

Crossbench senators are being urged to resist any attempts to scrap laws around medical transfers for sick refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.
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Australia, PNG governments agree to extend Paladin's Manus Island contract

There are reports the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments will provide a "limited" extension to the controversial $423-million contract.
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