Refugee Council: Justice for some on Manus but costs of indefinite offshore detention grow and grow

Manus Island

The Australian Government has agreed to pay $70 million in a class action settlement brought by 1,905 people detained on Manus Island.

The settlement today by the Australian Government and private corporations contracted to carry out immigration detention on Manus, halts the opportunity for a long awaited independent examination of the practice of offshore immigration detention by consecutive Australian Governments.

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