Manus governor gives Australia the all clear on asylum seekers | Asia Pacific

Manus governor gives Australia the all clear on asylum seekers

Manus governor gives Australia the all clear on asylum seekers

Updated 7 November 2012, 22:15 AEDT

In Papua New Guinea, the Governor of Manus Island says Australia is welcome to send asylum seekers there for processing at any time.

Only last month Charlie Benjamin was angry that the Australian Government hadn't awarded any of the centre's service provision contracts to locals, and he was asking for clarity around how much extra development assistance Australia was prepared to offer, before any asylum seekers set foot on the island.

But now it seems those issues have been largely resolved.

Correspondent: Stephanie March

Speaker: Manus Island Governor Charlie Benjamin

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