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Chronological order of events in manus island detention centre

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1960s: West Papuan refugees on Manus Island University of Sydney immigration law specialist Professor Mary Crock says that Australia’s history of offshore processing goes back to the 1960s, when Manus Island was set up to take refugees from West Papua. Known as “Salasia Camp”, it consisted of a few corrugated iron houses on a bare concrete slab, not far from a ….  Read More