Australia's refugee processing centre on Manus Island will commence closure in two weeks, with asylum seekers told on Monday to "consider their options".
The long-awaited closure will be complete by October 31, asylum seekers were told, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has previously indicated.
Those who have been found to be refugees will have access to temporary accommodation, while those who have not are being encouraged to go home voluntarily.
A PNG immigration official, believed to be centre co-ordinator Jeffrey Kiangali, told asylum seekers on Monday: "PNG, with Australian support, will close the Manus RPC [regional processing centre] by October 31, 2017." Read More…
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