Part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea
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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. Manus Island is covered in rugged jungles which can be broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest. The highest point on Manus Island is Mt. Dremsel, 718 metres (2,356 ft) above sea level at the centre of the south coast. Manus Island is volcanic in origin and probably broke through the ocean's surface in the late Miocene, 8 to 10 million years ago. The substrate of the island is either directly volcanic or from uplifted coral limestone.
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PNG PM to demand Manus closure timeline in Australian visitPNG 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.
Australians protest six years of offshore detentionThousands 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.
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'As soon as possible': PNG PM demands timeline for closing Manus centrePapua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will urge Australia to end offshore processing of asylum seekers when he arrives in the country this weekend.
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Labor demands to see audit into controversial Manus Island contractsThe federal government is due to renew a multi-million dollar contract extension with Paladin to operate the Manus Island offshore processing centre within days.