10 May 2014

Refugees found in Canberra's PNG camp

10:20 am on 10 May 2014

Australia's Immigration Minister says refugee status determinations are now being handed down to asylum seekers detained in camps on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Scott Morrison, who has just returned from PNG, says a handful of decisions have been made over the past week, with half of those processed granted refugee status.

Speaking to the ABC, Mr Morrison says the refugees will be resettled in Papua New Guinea within a month.

"We've got those decisions now, they're both positive and negative decisions in about equal measure and the resettlement package that is being worked on by the Papua New Guinean government will come forward to their cabinet next week I understand, based on the meetings I held yesterday."

Scott Morrison the case of Reza Berati, who was killed inside the centre in February, was also discussed while he was in PNG.

He says investigations are progressing well and Australia's immigration department has handed all of its information over to PNG police.