Manus Island refugees told they will not be removed by force

Sexual harassment is on the rise for both women and men a wide-ranging ABS survey has found

Ardern said she will again discuss the escalating crisis and stand-off on Manus with Turnbull when the two leaders meet at the East Asia Summit in the Philippines this week.

Fr Roche said before they were not allowed to go inside the centre to help the refugees and asylum seekers, but after the current move to the new facilities at Lorangau, they are able to provide help to the refugees and asylum seekers with charitable groups.

Ms Ardern hasn't revealed the content of the talks with Mr Turnbull, but said the fact they were continuing proved the urgency of the situation.

Immigration officials have returned to the Manus Island detention centre to destroy water supplies and makeshift shelters, increasing pressure on the men inside to leave.

"We have been given instructions from our authorities not to use any force", Commander Yapu said.

"It is time for the New Zealand government to do more than offer to take 150 refugees from Manus or Nauru".

"I see the human face of this and I see the need and the role New Zealand needs to play".




There are 400 refugees and asylum seekers who have barricaded themselves inside the mothballed detention centre. "I think it's clear that we don't think what's happening there is acceptable, that's why the offer is there".

Ms Ardern said it was faster to organise the logistics of any deal with Australia. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill on Wednesday said "appropriate means" would be used to apprehend those responsible for "disruption".

As Australia had undertaken preliminary screening of the refugees and held their files, that was likely to be the swiftest way to make an arrangement.

Papua New Guinea's Minister for Immigration and Border Security Petrus Thomas said on Sunday he expected the remaining men at the Manus Island detention centre to leave the site by Monday so they can access, "food, water, medical care and security".

Asked about criticism of her approach from National foreign affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee, Ardern said she was happy with how it had been handled.

"What Australia is doing is inhumane and that is why we are here locking down the Australian High Commission".

But by the end of the day in Australia it was unclear what steps authorities would take next.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron Annoys NYC Subway Rider While Taking Train With Cavs Teammates
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:25
As a result, some Knicks players did not take too kindly to James' assertion and NY big man Kristaps Porzingis was one of them. The team was staying at a hotel near the arena but made a decision to take the subway back to the hotel due to traffic delays.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:24
Trump repeatedly made comments during last year's campaign seen as disdainful toward blacks, Latinos, women and other groups. There were eight reports of religion motivated hate crimes a year ago but zero reports of gender motivated hate crimes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Two stabbed after confronting alleged thief at Macy's in Mall of America
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:21
And Deputy Chief Mike Hartley said no other patrons at the Mall of America were in danger. One person is in custody and Bloomington Police is conducting the ongoing investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:20
Sumeet Chugh , the lead author of the study and the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said in a statement. Almost 20 percent of people survived in sex-related cases, compared to only about 13 percent survival odds for other patients.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump trades grade school insults with Kim Jong
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:45
The strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, defensive air combat training as well as other maneuvers. President Donald Trump is exchanging school yard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel has denied the statement about the downed Russian drone
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:37
Israel has warned that it will not accept a permanent presence of Iran or its allied militias near its border in postwar Syria. Both Iranian and Hezbollah forces have been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How and where to watch the planetary event — Venus-Jupiter conjunction
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:25
On Monday, just before the sun rises, you have a chance to witness the most enthralling celestial event of 2017. The moon shines along with Venus , glowing in the centre of the image is Venus and, to its right, Jupiter .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran rejects Macron call for talks on Iranian missiles
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:25
Referring to the Saudi claim, the French President had raised the prospect of possible sanctions with regard to those activities. In a statement, the Saudi-led coalition claimed the Houthis were under Iran's "direct command".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease cases
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:24
While many people have no symptoms, it can cause serious pneumonia and prove risky to those with lung or immune system problems. People who are particularly susceptible to the disease are older adults, smokers, and people with weakened immune systems.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roy Moore trails in Senate poll after accusations of contact with teenagers
Nov 13, 2017 - 00:23
A poll published Sunday by JMC Analytics and Polling showed Jones with 46 percent to Moore's 42 percent, with 9 percent undecided. Mike Lee in withdrawing support for Moore amid allegations of decades-old sexual advances on girls.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-Trump aide Flynn probed over secret Turkey dealings
Nov 12, 2017 - 00:53
Mr Flynn became the White House national security adviser after Mr Trump took office on Jan 20. WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: House Science, Space and Technology Committee member Rep.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town
Nov 12, 2017 - 00:53
On November 9, the Syrian army said in a statement that it had "liberated" Al-Bukamal, the last urban IS-stronghold in Syria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Padmavati second song: Ek Dil Ek Jaan creates lover's paradise
Nov 12, 2017 - 00:51
Deepika Padukone expresses with her eyes and her liquid expressions make for the best moments in the song. Ek Dil Ek Jaan beautifully captures the love between Queen Padmavati and her husband, Rawal Ratan Singh.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula
Nov 12, 2017 - 00:38
The first payoff is that the agreement offers assurances from Seoul that it recognizes China "strategic position in the region". Currently, he is in Vietnam where he took part in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Restaurants Offer Freebies For Veterans, Active Duty Military Members
Nov 11, 2017 - 00:27
IHOP: All active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes on November 10. Stop by any Denny's and Military personnel will get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Friday , November 10th, 2017.