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Part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea

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Manus Island: Part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea
Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Admiralty Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in Papua New Guinea, with an area of 2,100 km2 (810 sq mi), measuring around 100 km × 30 km. According to the 2000 census, the whole Manus Province had a population of 43,387, rising to 50,321 as of 2011 Census. Lorengau, the capital of Manus Province, is located on the island. Momote Airport, the terminal for Manus Province, is located on nearby Los Negros Island. A bridge connects Los Negros Island to Manus Island and the province capital of Lorengau. In addition to its resident population, asylum seekers have been relocated here from Australia between 2001 and 2004 and since 2012.

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Mental health issues dominate Nauru and Manus asylum seekers medical admissions

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Nauru and Manus health services providing thousands of consultations to sick asylum seekers

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Manus refugees urge PNG to keep pressure on Australia to set closure deadline

Refugees on Manus Island want a definite timetable for the closure of immigration detention facilities.
SBS - Published

'Work in progress': Morrison and PNG PM agree to develop Manus closure timetable

PNG and Australia have agreed to establish a timetable to resettle the remaining refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Watch live: Scott Morrison speaks with PNG leader James Marape

Scott Morrison is giving a live address with PNG leader James Marape who has demanded an end to offshore detention on Manus Island since being elected.
SBS - Published

Manus Island centre closure the elephant in the room as PNG PM meets Morrison

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has received a ceremonial welcome after arriving at Parliament House, but things quickly came down to business.
SBS - Published

PNG Prime Minister welcomed in Canberra

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, James Marape, is in Australia for an official visit. It's his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention..
SBS - Published

PNG PM arrives for first Australia visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
SBS - Published

PNG PM to demand Manus closure timeline in Australian visit

PNG leader James Marape is making his first official visit to Australia since his election and will be demanding an end to offshore detention on Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Australians protest six years of offshore detention

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
SBS - Published

Australian protesters urge release of refugees detained on Manus Island, Nauru

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
SBS - Published

Greens senator Nick McKim returns to Australia after PNG deportation

Greens senator Nick McKim has arrived back in Australia after being deported from Papua New Guinea for trying to access refugee accommodation on Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Papua New Guinea deports Australian senator after Manus Island visit

Nick McKim spoke with SBS News as he was being 'forced to leave' Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Six years of my life lost on Manus Island: refugee writes on anniversary of 'PNG solution'

A Manus Island refugee pleads for freedom, six years to the day since the Rudd government announced the "PNG solution" to stop asylum seekers arriving on boats.
The Age - Published

'As soon as possible': PNG PM demands timeline for closing Manus centre

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
SBS - Published

PNG demands deadline for closing Manus

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
SBS - Published

Australian senator 'being deported' from Manus Island after visiting asylum seekers

Greens Senator Nick McKim said he was told a deportation notice would be issued to him on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Six years of Manus Island detention marked by calls to end 'dark and bloody' chapter

This week marks six years since Australia reinstated offshore detention processing, with hundreds of asylum seekers still in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

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