18 Sep 2012

Second group of asylum seekers arrive in Nauru

12:07 pm on 18 September 2012

A second group of asylum seekers has arrived in Nauru.

Nauru has re-opened its Topside camp after agreeing with Canberra to become an offshore processing centre for people trying to get refuge in Australia.

The Nauru government says 36 asylum seekers were transferred by a charter plane this morning from Christmas Island and the operation went without incident.

Thirty asylum seekers mostly men from Sri Lanka arrrived in Nauru on Friday.

More arrivals are due in coming weeks.