Despite an ongoing review, both the Australian and PNG governments have decided to extended Paladin’s contract on Manus Island.



A day after PNG’s Prime Minister James Marape called for the Paladin’s $423-millon contract to be axed, both Australian and Papua New Guinean governments have agreed to extend it.

Yesterday, Marape said that he wanted to push Manus Island away from foreign dominion, stating that “…we don’t intend for foreign security companies to engage in businesses including security.”



Regarding our involvement, the Australian government was due to discuss a contract extension by the end of the week. Labor’s Kristina Keneally has called for Peter Dutton to release the findings of a review of Manus Island, desperate to know whether the contract it is returning “value for money”. So much for pathos.




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