30 Aug 2014

Manus refugee in critical condition

8:24 am on 30 August 2014

The Australian Green Party is calling for an expert medical team to be sent to Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, after the evacuation of a refugee in a critical condition.

The Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, says an independent team must be allowed to investigate conditions at the centre.

The senator says the evacuation is just the latest incident in a long line of unnecessary tragedies that have come out of the Manus Island detention camp.

She says there is a toxic culture of abuse and neglect in Australia's offshore detention centres and they should all be shut down.