Dear Prime Minister,
Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (formerly DIBP) claims that the refugees on Manus island are free to settle in Papua New Guinea and that they are supported to do so by PNG services. Yet nine of these men in Port Moresby were abruptly arrested by police on 20 February and forced to the airport to be flown back to Manus. As the UNHCR said in January:
PNG does not even have a register of how many refugees and asylum seekers are in Port Moresby and on Manus Island.
These men are our responsibility. Bring them here.