Catholic Sisters have written to prime minister Malcolm Turnbull asking him to close the "buckets of misery prison camps" on Manus Island and Nauru and bring the detainees to Australia.
Immigration minister Peter Dutton confirmed on Wednesday that the Australian government had reached an agreement with Papua New Guinea to close the Manus Island camp.
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