By political reporter Stephanie Anderson
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Manus Island regional processing centre will be closed following a ruling from the country’s Supreme Court.
PNG’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal.
In a statement, Mr O’Neill said that his government “will immediately ask the Australian Government to make alternative arrangements for the asylum seekers”.
More to come.
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