Manus Island detention centre 'better' than Nauru | Pacific Beat

Manus Island detention centre 'better' than Nauru

Manus Island detention centre 'better' than Nauru

Updated 26 November 2012, 9:56 AEST

Australia's second offshore processing centre in the Pacific is on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Last week it began accepting asylum seekers, including women and children. Over the weekend landowners who argue they haven't received sufficient compensation for the use of the site threatened to cut power to parts of the province.

However for asylum seekers, refugee support workers say conditions on Manus are significantly better than on Nauru.

Presenter: Emily Bourke

Speaker: Major Paul Moulds, director of offshore missions for the Salvation Army

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