Familes to leave Manus Island

Familes to leave Manus Island

Shadow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says families seeking asylum in Australia should never have been sent to Manus Island.  

The Department of Immigration has confirmed that 70 people, comprising of family groups and single men, have been removed from Manus Island, with refugee advocates claiming all families will be moved off within the next ten days. 

While the Opposition has welcomed the idea, Mr Morrison has told Sky News, the government has now developed a volatile situation in regards to asylum seekers travelling by boat to Australia.

According to the ABC, the Government has decided it is inappropriate to keep families in temporary facilities on Manus Island and will not send them there until a permanent centre is built.

Activist groups have welcomed the move by the Federal government, with Sophie Peer from the refugee advocacy group ChilOut saying the move is long overdue.

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