None of the 854 asylum-seekers detained on Manus Island will be resettled in Australia, immigration minister Peter Dutton has said, after announcing that the island's Australian-run detention centre will close.
Peter O'Neill called for the centre to close three months ago, after PNG's supreme court found the detention centre was unconstitutional.
"These men should immediately be moved to Australia or a safe third country, not simply shunted down the road to a transit centre or moved to Nauru or Cambodia," said Elaine Pearson, Australian director of Human Rights Watch.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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