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Peter Dutton's dissembling Manus defence demolished

Congratulations to the Herald editorial for exposing Peter Dutton's dissembling defence that the $90 million Manus Island refugee settlement saved us money as just another contemptible and puerile attempt at distraction from the truth ("Secrecy is th

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US to notify Manus Island detainees about their fate within six weeks

The US will tell dozens of refugees held in PNG's Manus Island detention centre whether they will be offered resettlement in America within six weeks.

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Smartphone movie filmed in secret shows life in Manus Island detention centre

Behrouz Boochani recorded life inside the Manus Island detention centre for the sake of history.

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Manus payout: Government has avoided having its dirty secrets exposed

The Australian government this week agreed to what could be the largest human rights payout in the country's legal history. A class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of 1905 asylum seekers and refugees held at the Manus Island detenti

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Despite what Peter Dutton says, the Manus Island payout is momentous

You don't agree to a payout of more than $90 million if you are confident you can defend your position in open court.

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Peter Dutton blasts 'ambulance-chasing law firm' after landmark $90 million Manus Island settlement

The Australian government will pay $70 million in compensation, plus costs, in a deal thought to be Australia's largest-ever human rights-related settlement.

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	Pauline Hanson slams government decision to pay refugees

Pauline Hanson slams government decision to pay refugees

Australia's One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has slammed the decision to pay Manus Island detainees $70 million in damages, saying the class action was an 'excuse to get money'.

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Australia agrees to pay A$70m to Manus Island detainees

Australia agrees to pay A$70m to Manus Island detainees

Nearly 2,000 refugees said they suffered serious harm while in PNG under Australia's asylum laws.

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Manus Island's asylum seekers handed $70MILLION in damages

Lawyers for the detainees have reached a settlement with the Australian government and the operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.

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Manus Island's asylum seekers to be handed $70MILLION

Lawyers for the detainees have reached a settlement with the Australian government and the operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.

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Manus Island's asylum seekers 'to be handed $150,000 EACH'

Lawyers for the detainees have reached a settlement with the Australian government and the operators of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.

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Australia agrees to compensate Manus Island detainees

Australia agrees to compensate Manus Island detainees

Nearly 2,000 refugees said they suffered serious harm while in PNG under Australia's asylum laws.

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Why asylum seekers sued the Commonwealth over Manus Island

Why asylum seekers sued the Commonwealth over Manus Island

The Commonwealth has agreed to pay compensation to more than 1,900 asylum seekers who spent time on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016, so what was their case?

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Manus Island class action: government to compensate former detainees in huge settlement

The Australian government has agreed to compensate 1900 asylum seekers currently or formerly held at the Manus Island detention centre, in what may be Australia's largest ever human rights-related settlement.

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Commonwealth agrees to pay Manus Island detainees compensation

The Federal Government agrees to pay compensation to nearly 2000 asylum seekers detained on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016 to settle a class action.

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Government could pay compensation to almost 2,000 Manus detainees

Government could pay compensation to almost 2,000 Manus detainees

Almost 2,000 men detained by the Federal Government on Manus Island may receive compensation for mistreatment, in what legal experts say would be the largest human rights settlement in Australian legal history.

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'We're not investigating': Immigration department ignores Manus Island leak to Andrew Bolt

"I don't know whether Andrew Bolt actually has possession of the footage. I certainly haven't shared it with him."

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Border Force chief backs Peter Dutton's view of Manus Island shooting

The incident was not referred to police until four days after Peter Dutton implied it sparked the Good Friday rampage.

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Nine people injured in Manus Island shooting, Immigration reveals

Nine people injured in Manus Island shooting, Immigration reveals

The Immigration Department contradicts its earlier version of what happened during a shooting on Manus Island on Good Friday, revealing that nine people were injured as "many" shots were fired into the refugee compound by PNG defence force personnel.

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Calculated cruelty on Manus is a reflection on all of us

Ultimately, what has occurred and continues to occur on Manus Island and on Nauru is a consequence of the choices we have approved, and a reflection of who we are.

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Leaked report says M16, shotgun fired into Manus Island detention centre

Leaked report says M16, shotgun fired into Manus Island detention centre

A leaked draft report obtained exclusively by Lateline has for the first time outlined what happened during the Good Friday rampage at the Manus Island detention centre, culminating in claims gunshots were fired into the facility.

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Manus Island crackdown failed to persuade asylum seekers to leave

Only 76 asylum seekers have left the regional processing centre in the past year, despite inducements.

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Manus Island: Disband Pacific Solution and bring refugees here

Readers discuss the planned closure of the Manus Island detention centre and the plight of refugees.

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	Parts of Manus Island detention centre shut

Parts of Manus Island detention centre shut 'within weeks'

Parts of Australian-run Manus Island detention centre will be closed within weeks ahead of its final closure, prompting refugees to fear riots will break out.

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Asylum seekers told to leave before Manus detention centre closes

Asylum seekers told to leave before Manus detention centre closes

Asylum seekers on Manus Island are told they must leave the Australian-funded detention centre so it can be closed, with an unnamed immigration official telling detainees they should "not leave it too late" to make a decision.

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Manus Island refugee compound to begin closure in weeks, asylum seekers told

Australia's refugee processing centre on Manus Island will commence closure in two weeks, with asylum seekers told on Monday to "consider their options".

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	Papua New Guinea police admit gunshots on Manus Island

Papua New Guinea police admit gunshots on Manus Island

Papua New Guinea police have admitted a number of gunshots were fired into Australia's refugee centre on Manus Island during an altercation over Easter weekend.

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Government problems that have been overshadowed by the budget

Robodebt? Manus Island? The marriage equality plebiscite? In case you were wondering, they're all still kicking along nicely.

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Soldiers fired bullets into Manus Island refugee compound, PNG police admit

"Some of the shots were fired through the compound and some of the bullets penetrated through the walls."

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Photos show bullets fired into Manus Island detention centre: Amnesty

Photos show bullets fired into Manus Island detention centre: Amnesty

Human rights group Amnesty International finds the Australian Government downplayed the danger asylum seekers on Manus Island faced when the detention centre was attacked by soldiers from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

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Greens senator barred from entering Manus detention centre

Greens senator barred from entering Manus detention centre

Greens immigration spokesman Nick McKim says it is "disappointing and frustrating" the Papua New Guinean Government is preventing him from visiting the refugee processing centre on Manus Island.

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Detainee who brought boy into Manus centre says he only gave him food

Detainee who brought boy into Manus centre says he only gave him food

The refugee who brought a small boy into the Manus Island detention centre a few weeks ago says he and friends only gave the child some food, and that he is upset by allegations from Peter Dutton that local people suspected him of sexual assault.

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PNG MP labelled 'discredited witness' by Dutton reinstated by court

PNG MP labelled 'discredited witness' by Dutton reinstated by court

A Papua New Guinean politician, whose account of a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre was rejected by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, is reinstated as an MP by the PNG Supreme Court.

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Greens senator heading to Manus Island to probe shooting

Greens senator heading to Manus Island to probe shooting

Nick McKim will visit Manus Island and speak to PNG police about their account of a detention centre shooting on Good Friday.

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied courts controversy with Anzac Day Facebook post

Muslim activist and television host Yassmin Abdel-Magied has courted controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post suggesting Australians should turn their attention to the suffering on Manus Island and Nauru, and in Syria and Palestine.

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Dutton wants apology from ABC over reporting of Manus shooting

Dutton wants apology from ABC over reporting of Manus shooting

The Immigration Minister says the ABC should accept the Government's version of the events that took place during a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre on Good Friday, after reporting conflicting accounts from the province's police commande

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	Peter Dutton demands apology from ABC over Manus Island

Peter Dutton demands apology from ABC over Manus Island

Immigration minister Peter Dutton has demanded the ABC apologise over their reporting of a shooting on Manus Island earlier this month and has accused the public broadcaster of having 'lost the plot'.

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PNG politician critical of Peter Dutton over Manus Island claims was dismissed as MP

Papua New Guinea MP who called Peter Dutton 'ridiculous' was no longer technically an MP after last week's court ruling.

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'Ridiculous': Peter Dutton contradicted for third time over Manus Island brawl explanation

"His comment that he knows more than we do is ridiculous," local MP Ron Knight said.

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	Immigration Minister Peter Dutton gets tense with ABC

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton gets tense with ABC

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has angrily insisted the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old boy on Manus Island was the cause of riots. In a heated interview, he accused the ABC of relying on Twitter.

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'Of course it is true': Dutton sticks by comments on 5yo and Manus shooting

'Of course it is true': Dutton sticks by comments on 5yo and Manus shooting

Peter Dutton defends his comments linking a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre to concerns for the safety of a local five-year-old boy, telling Insiders that "of course it is true' despite differing accounts from local police.

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Dutton stands by comments on 5yo and Manus shooting

Dutton stands by comments on 5yo and Manus shooting

Peter Dutton defends his comments linking a shooting on the Manus Island detention centre to concerns for the safety of a local five-year-old boy, telling Insiders that "of course it is true' despite differing accounts from local police.

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'I have facts you don't': Immigration minister Peter Dutton stands by Manus claims in fiery interview

Peter Dutton is standing by his claims about what sparked a rampage on Manus Island, dismissing alternative accounts as "the Twitter version".

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Controlling 'truth'

The government'sresponse to trouble on Manus Island was no surprise.

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Waiting for America

As the fate of the US-Australia refugee deal hangs in the balance, Michael Gordon and Alex Ellinghausen visit Manus Island to find out who might be gifted a new life, and what will happen to those left behind.

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Manus Island refugee waited 12 hours for medical evacuation before he died

Manus Island refugee waited 12 hours for medical evacuation before he died

A seriously ill young refugee waited on Manus Island for more than 12 hours for a medical evacuation to Australia, where he later died, Immigration Department documents show.

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PNG officials, refugees dispute Peter Dutton's account of Manus Island violence

"That's a total different issue altogether," Manus Province police commander David Yapu said.

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Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack disputed by police

Dutton's account of Manus detention centre attack disputed by police

Papua New Guinea police reject claims by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that concerns for a small boy led PNG soldiers to attack the detention centre on Manus Island.

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Peter Dutton delivers a new low with comments on Manus Island rampage

Why would a former copper seek to pre-empt an investigation and apportion blame on the detainees?

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Manus Island gunfire sparked by fears over five-year-old boy, says Peter Dutton

PNG police unable to confirm Peter Dutton's claim asylum seekers tried to lead a boy into the detention centre.

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