Australian asylum-seeker camp ‘open’ after PNG court ruling

13 May, 2016 12:00 AM printer

SYDNEY: Asylum-seekers held at an Australian camp in Papua New Guinea can now freely come and go from the centre, their lawyer and media said Thursday, following a Supreme Court ruling that their detention was unconstitutional, reports AFP.
Australia’s policy of sending asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to offshore camps was thrown into disarray last month when PNG’s highest court ruled against the detention of 850 men on Manus Island.