Manus Island refugees

There is a lot of coverage of Manus Island refugees. From RNZ:

PNG govt hints Manus deadline won’t be enforced

13 Nov 2017
101st daily protest 101, 9-11-17.

The Papua New Guinea government is hinting that the deadline for refugees to leave the shuttered Manus Island detention centre will not be enforced.

PNG minister says no to NZ on Manus

13 Nov 2017

Papua New Guinea’s immigration minister says he will not deal directly with New Zealand to resettle up to 150 refugees on Manus Island. AUDIO

To push or not to push Australia over Manus Island refugees

13 Nov 2017
A banner from 104th day of protest on Manus Island

Gerry Brownlee says not to push Australia too hard over Manus Island refugees AUDIO

Manus Island refugees refuse to budge

13 Nov 2017

Personnel from the PNG immigration department inside the detention centre.

None of the refugees occupying the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island left the facility today, despite pressure from authorities.

Manus detainees stay put as new deadline passes

14 Nov 2017<

Another deadline has passed for refugees on Manus Island to leave the detention centre there which was officially slated to close on October 31. But around 300 men are still refusing to leave the… AUDIO

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People smugglers see new Govt as easy target – reports

14 Nov 2017
The report says this photo was taken by an asylum seeker and shows a two-deck boat from Indonesia before it was intercepted by Australia in May 2015.

Australian authorities have intercepted four boats bound for New Zealand, run by people smugglers emboldened by the change of government, according to media reports. Jane Patterson reports. AUDIO

Don’t take them – warning from a former Manus Island guard

14 Nov 2017
Don't take them - warning from a former Manus Is guard: RNZ Checkpoint

A New Zealand man who worked at the Manus Island refugee detention facility is warning the government against taking any refugees, saying the ones still at the centre are dangerous men.   VIDEO, AUDIO

PM denies NZ becoming a soft target for people smuggling

14 Nov 2017
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney.

The Prime Minister has hit back at claims New Zealand has become a soft target for people smugglers with the change of government, saying this country is helping to combat the problem on the ground.

Manus detainees reject NZ guard’s claims they’re criminals

 

Refugees occupying the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have rejected the claims made by a New Zealander who says he worked at the centre. The man, known as Ian, says he was… AUDIO

NZ to give $3m for Manus refugee aid

 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand will give Papua New Guinea and aid agencies up to $3 million to help care for Manus Island refugees. VIDEO

 

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. Alloytoo

     /  November 15, 2017

    $3million of new Zealand Tax payers money for economic migrants who don’t even want to come to NZ, just use it as a stepping stone to Oz. All so Jacinda can feel good. Heres a suggestion Jacinda, take the dosh out of your party funds. The rest of us work too hard to have our tax money wasted like this.

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    • Blazer

       /  November 15, 2017

      it is out of a targeted ,existing fund,as I’m sure you know,and it is for the PNG govt to assist them in looking after the refugees.

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  2. Corky

     /  November 15, 2017

    Jacinda has been told to take another hike by Turnbull. Strange thing about this issue is I have seen little coverage of the twats who’ve chained themselves to the Australian Embassy here in New Zealand.

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    • Ardern’s megaphone diplomacy is an embarrassment

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    • Gezza

       /  November 15, 2017

      Let me know if it’s on 1ewes Corks. My waterbirds have arrived on the property and I have wildlife rangering duties to attend to. I’ll have a look at the Plus One channel if there’s anything worth seeing.

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  3. Barry

     /  November 15, 2017

    I hope that’s Ardern’s own money, not mine!

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    • Blazer

       /  November 15, 2017

      Your money is being used to pay Barclay legals. Your money went to a saudi. .Sheik. .your money went on a flag ref. .your money went on paying Rio Tinto. .green mail. .and so on..

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      • Barry

         /  November 15, 2017

        Still no reason for it to go to the Manus Moslem savages!

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      • artcroft

         /  November 15, 2017

        Your money was spent raising min wage, raising benefit, healthcare. Still more to do here not in bloody Timbuktu.

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        • Corky

           /  November 15, 2017

          This women needs to adjust her sights, Arty. No use being quick on the draw when you miss your target, shoot the saloon windows out, then get ”leaded’ by the original target you missed.

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  4. Gezza

     /  November 15, 2017

    She’s being an idiot over this. It won’t end well.

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  5. NOEL

     /  November 15, 2017

    They have been fed and quartered at the Australians expense, offered a free flight and AUD 20,000 to return which is ironically returning what they paid the people smugglers and they wont take the offer.
    If you look beyond the simplistic UNHCR vetting to the individual analysis by the Australians you will find the reason they don’t want to return.
    We got enough criminals been shunted back to NZ from Australia.
    Don’t need another lot.

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    • Corky

       /  November 15, 2017

      800 crooks returned so far. 40% recidivism, once back in Aotearoa.

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      • Gezza

         /  November 15, 2017

        Evidence please

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      • Tali McLean

         /  November 17, 2017

        and they don’t even want to live in NZ. Some have already left for other countries. We don’t need any more crooks, murderers, rapist and terrorist!

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  6. Bonza

     /  November 15, 2017

    Three million would go some way to assisting those in our country- people who work and pay taxes- people who need drugs not funded by Pharmac, people who need extra services in the Health sector such as hip operations. Why assist these men who have left their female counterparts behind to fend for themselves? Why are they afraid to return to their homeland? Sure, oit every country has the peace and facilities of good old NZ but others manage in their homeland. Why import these people at our expense- people who are trying to bypass regualtions and proper investigative inspections which other prospective residents and refugees are willing to undertake? How many of these people are Isis sleepers?

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    • Gezza

       /  November 15, 2017

      Agreed. New Zealanders would never tolerate the sheer numbers of these people trying to breach our borders that tried it on with Australia. We should be supporting them, not denigrating them. This is Jacinda being an out of touch, ignorant drip, I’m afraid.

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      • Gezza

         /  November 15, 2017

        I don’t see why those downticks are there. One should never be penalised for speaking truth to Flower.

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  7. NOEL

     /  November 15, 2017

    “The people who have transitioned out to the community, quite possibly not a problem – but the ones that remain would be a major issue.”
    No problem with helping those who took the PNG offer and are now unemployed.
    Take the blinkers off Geeza.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 15, 2017

      They’re not blinkers NOEL, that’s what you’re wearing. Mine are shades. 😎
      Endless sunny days in North Welly thus far this Spring, it seems.

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  8. Gerrit

     /  November 15, 2017

    For every queue jumper New Zealand takes from Manus, there is one in a refugee camp somewhere who is bidding their time and following the rules for resettlement but then will have to wait further and further down the line before their case can be heard and resettlement in New Zealand enable to proceed.

    Those Manus 600 should be forcefully repatriated to their own country (or nearest refugee camp to it) and go to the back of the queue.

    Have no time for queue jumpers and nor should the government of New Zealand.

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  9. Allushis

     /  November 17, 2017

    What is your problem Jacinda? We do not want or need these smugglers from Manus living in NZ! You are threatening every NZer living in Australia by pressuring the Australian Govt over this matter. I did not vote for you to stir up trouble which does not have anything to do with NZ at all! These people on Manus are dangerous men and I for one do not want them living in NZ. If you pursue this matter you will be putting a knife through every NZer living in Australia.

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  10. PDB

     /  November 17, 2017

    Ardern is only doing this to satisfy a smallish but vocal group within her core support base.

    There is no real upside to NZ taking in these so-called ‘refugees’ – if they integrate within NZL society no one gives a stuff but if they start to cause problems then that is a major headache for the govt & the other big risk of course is damaging NZ-AUS relations and the Aussies toughening up on all Kiwis travelling to their country.

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