Australians protest against unfolding 'emergency' in offshore detention camp

Vandals target Australian High Commission in New Zealand for second time this year

Vandals target Australian High Commission in New Zealand for second time this year

He further clarified that when he took office in 2002, there was already an arrangement in place on Manus Island for boat people who had fled their homeland destined for Australia.

The relocation of the men is designed as a temporary measure, allowing the United States time to complete vetting of asylum seekers as part of a refugee swap deal, agreed on past year, under which Australia will accept refugees from Central America.

However, during a bilateral meeting in Sydney with New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern on Sunday, he said his government was focused on the U.S. resettlement deal which will take up to 1250 people.

"We want to pursue those and conclude those arrangements and then, in the wake of that, obviously we can consider other ones". I want to stress: we determine which refugees come to Australia. And the only hope we now have is the New Zealand government.

Iranian Behrouz Boochani, who is living in the camp on Manus Island, described the conditions in a series of tweets earlier this week, saying the refugees had resorted to digging holes to try to find water to drink.

Urging the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea to fully respect their human rights, Colville said: "We repeat our overall concerns about Australia's offshore processing centers, which are unsustainable, inhumane and contrary to its human rights obligations".

"Australia deny to give our fundamental rights such as water and food", said Adam.

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Ms Ardern's relationship with Australia has been controversial since her election with deputy PM Julie Bishop labeling the 37-year-old New Zealand leader "untrustworthy".

"Australia blocking but has no right to say no", he wrote on Twitter.

There was no immediate comment from Australia or its representatives in Geneva. The men have been told to leave, but fear they will be attacked by members of the local community who do not wish for them to settle in PNG.

Australia has brokered a deal with the USA, which will resettle 1250 refugees, subject to the Trump administration's "extreme vetting".

Mr Turnbull will meet Donald Trump on the sidelines of the East Asia summit in the Philippines later this month and is facing calls to lobby for the USA president to speed up the resettlement process.

Relocating the men on Manus island is designed as a temporary measure, allowing the United States time to complete vetting of asylum seekers. "It's clear the Greens do", Mr Dutton told ABC radio.

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