PNG opposition leader in legal challenge to asylum seeker processing centre | Asia Pacific

PNG opposition leader in legal challenge to asylum seeker processing centre

PNG opposition leader in legal challenge to asylum seeker processing centre

Updated 8 January 2013, 22:07 AEDT

Papua New Guinea's opposition leader says the Australian government's asylum seeker processing centre on Manus Island is unconstitutional, and that he plans to go to court to challenge its legality.

Belden Namah says people can only be detained for lengthy periods in PNG if they've broken the law. But PNG's Attorney-General insists that asylum seekers on Manus Island have effectively consented to their detention.

Presenter: Liam Fox, Papua New Guinea correspondent

Speakers: Belden Namah, PNG opposition leader; Kerenga Kua, PNG Attorney General

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.