15 Dec 2012

More asylum seekers taken to Manus

1:06 pm on 15 December 2012

A fourth group of asylum seekers have been transferred by Australia to a processing facility on Manus Island.

More asylum seekers have arrived at the makeshift detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, .

Thirty-four people, families from Iran, Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka, arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, early on Saturday.

They were accompanied by Australian Federal Police, immigration staff, interpreters, children's services and medical staff.

AAP reports it is the fourth transfer of irregular maritime arrivals to the facility and brings the total number at the site to 101.

An Immigration Department spokesman could not say how many children were among the group.

"There will be no advantage for boat arrivals," the department said in a statement.