PNG authorities destroy shelters, move refugees at Australia camp

SYDNEY (AFP) – Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities destroyed makeshift shelters and removed water stores in a shuttered Australia refugee camp yesterday, just hours ahead of a deadline for the inmates to leave or be forced out, detainees said. The Manus Island camp held asylum-seekers who tried to reach Australia by boat under Canberra’s tough immigration policy, but was ruled unconstitutional by PNG’s Supreme Court and closed on October 31. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin.