Asylum center

New operator of Australia's detention centres seeks an exit

Ferrovial is set to take a commanding stake in Broadspectrum, formerly Transfield Services, after its board agreed to a buy-out this week.

Broadspectrum had resisted takeover attempts, but the company's board changed its mind following a PNG Supreme Court ruling that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional.

The PNG Government has said it plans to close the centre on Manus Island following the court ruling, but Broadspectrum is contracted to run the centre on Nauru until 2017.

Refugees into unhealthy practices says MP Knight

Manus MP  Ronnie Knight says they are clearly out of hand, drinking illegal home brew alcohol with Manusians and consorting with young girls with rumours of one girl being pregnant.

 "They go to the media saying what a shit place Manus is but they have the freedom of the town. We need the relevant authorities to exercise some control and provide answers as to when they are moving to their new location," Mr Knight said.

Mr Knight has written  letters already to the asylum seekers centre  management at the Manus Centre but action has not been forth coming.