Rioting detainees are continuing to destroy property inside the Christmas Island detention centres, BuzzFeed News understands.
A New Zealand detainee who was not involved in the violence has scoffed at the idea that it's not being classified as a riot.
Dutton said the priority at this stage is to "restore order and limit the danger to Commonwealth property".
Fights broke out on Sunday night when detainees heard about the death of Iranian Kurdish refugee Fazel Chegeni, who had escaped from the centre.
Meanwhile, some detainees are packing their bags, certain that they will be moved out once authorities gain control.
"They can't house anyone here," the detainee said. "All the kitchens are trashed in the compound, all the windows are busted out.
"We can't stay here any longer because there's no facilities, it's just a fuckin' mess."
Dutton has suggested that people will be moved to other compounds within the centre once order is restored.
Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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