Terms of Reference for Manus Island inquiry released

Terms of Reference for Manus Island inquiry released

The Federal Government has released the terms of reference for its review of recent riots at the Manus Island Detention Centre, which saw one man killed.

23 year old Iranian Reza Berati suffered fatal head injuries during a violent incident at the centre last week, and the government promised an investigation.

The Terms of Reference document, released overnight, show the investigation will review intelligence gathered before the incident, as well as the service provider’s ability to manage protests.

It indicated the review will be conducted with the full cooperation of the Paupa New Guinean government.

The statement also says “Any evidence of possible criminal activity obtained by the review will be made available to relevant authorities”. 

The review is due to report back buy April, with a progress report due by the end of March.

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