February 26, 2014

Violence at Manus Island to be Investigated

Independent MP, Cathy McGowan has called for results of the investigation into violence at the Manus Island Detention Centre to be released as soon as possible to reduce uncertainty.

Violence at the Centre between security forces and asylum seekers has escalated over the past few days, leaving 77 people injured and one Iranian asylum seeker dead.

Governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea will be carrying our inquiries into the incidents. Cathy McGowan emphasised Australia has a duty of care to detainees in Australian centres.