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PNG leader wants deadline for emptying Australia asylum-seeker camp

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PAPUA New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape called on Australia on Friday to set a deadline for relocating several hundred asylum-seekers who have been stranded on PNG’s Manus island for years.

Marape, who will meet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra next week, told national broadcaster ABC he wanted to “establish a timeline” for resettling the remaining Manus inmates.

“These are human beings we’re dealing with. We can’t leave them all hanging in space with no serious consideration into their future,” he said.

Marape, who came to office less than two months ago, said he had already discussed the........

© Asian Correspondent