Scott Morrison meeting James Marape to agree that offshore detention doesn’t exist is beyond poor politics, it’s closer to a contrived joke.
Despite an ongoing review, both the Australian and PNG governments have decided to extended Paladin’s contract on Manus Island.
To prove that empathy may be truly dead, the PNG government is now turning Manus Island into a corporate tax haven.
If we do the maths of the Paladin deal, it costs the Australian taxpayer 56 times more to house the refugees on Manus than it would here.
This morning, those on Manus Island received a letter. They would not be coming to Australia, and they would not be able to stay in PNG. So what happens to them now?