The Manus Island and Nauru detention centres really are a slow-motion train wreck.

On Manus you have a company running the facility that no longer wants to be running it (as its new Spanish owners are concerned of future claims of human rights abuses against their company) but is being forced to extend it’s contract to run the centres by the Australian government. The company was forced to extend the contract, which is due to expire in February 2017, to October 2017.