MANUS STILL AT BOILING POINT

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."