Crikey Worm

Nov 1, 2017

Crikey Worm: Manus at boiling point

Good morning, early birds. Tensions mount on Manus Island as asylum seekers refuse to leave the detention centre, and yet another senator has been identified as a potential dual citizen. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


It seems fears of a bloody confrontation on Manus Island did not eventuate overnight. Around 600 men remain in the centre, concerned about their safety and the appropriateness of alternate accommodation.

Greens Senator Nick McKim, who is currently visiting the island, said the site of the new accommodation "consists of two demountables in a paddock full of mud. It is in no way fit for human habitation."

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