4 Sep 2013

Australia continues shifting asylum seekers to Pacific detention centres

3:08 pm on 4 September 2013

Australia has now sent nearly 1,200 people to its detention camps for asylum seekers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

There are 637 asylum seekers on Manus after a group of 18 Iranian men was flown there from Darwin.

The vast majority of the inmates in the Manus camp are from Iran.

On Nauru, there are 543 people, including 44 children.