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Ardern hails Manus progress, offers $3m aid

  • Published on: Nov 15, 2017 - 6:07 AM
  • Source: Newsroom

Ardern hails Manus progress, offers $3m aidPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met again with her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the situation on Manus Island, promising up to $3 million in aid to Papua New Guinea. Ardern says the two countries have started to prepare for if and when Australia accepts a New Zealand offer to resettle up to 150 refugees, hailing it as the most significant progress in years. Ardern has created headlines during her trip to Asia by speaking out about conditions on Manus Island, saying she saw “the human face” of the conditions facing those at the shuttered detention centre. After th …

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