Manus Island locals want better deal from Australia | Pacific Beat

Manus Island locals want better deal from Australia

Manus Island locals want better deal from Australia

Updated 2 September 2013, 16:57 AEST

Landowners on Manus Island are becoming increasingly frustrated at what they feel is the lack of benefits flowing from the Australian government's asylum seeker processing centre.

They've blocked access to the centre's dump and they're threatening to cut off the water supply and block the entrance to the centre if they're not compensated.

The Manus MP Ron Knight is warning the tension will only increase unless the Australian government improves local involvement.

Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Fox reports.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Liam Fox

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