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Government in process of dismantling refugee camp

Minister for Public Services Sir Puka Temu told world leaders at the 71st United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York recently.

He delivered the speech on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

He said the ongoing sad plight of millions of refugees, migrants, including internally displaced persons and those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives, should and cannot be the new normal.

“No country is immune from the implications of this increasing global concern.”

Australia Immigration Minister Peter Dutton attacks media

Mr Dutton has accused The Guardian and Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) of "trivialising" allegations relating to treatment of asylum seekers.

The Guardian last week published more than 2,000 leaked reports from the immigration centre on Nauru.

These revealed widespread abuse and trauma among asylum seekers.