Manus Island

Government senators have said Parliament should rely less on information from media reports for what is happening in offshore detention centres, while the government refuses to release information about what is happening in those centres.

On Friday, the report from the Senate inquiry into the Nauru Files -- more than 2000 reports of incidents that had occurred in offshore detention on Nauru, published by Guardian Australia -- was tabled, with every senator largely sticking to his or her party's policies on offshore detention. The majority report from Labor senators recommends new audits and oversight over medical services, the appointment of a children's advocate in line with Labor policy, and that the government consider policy to resettle refugees elsewhere, including in New Zealand.