21 Sep 2012

Third group of asylum seekers flown to Nauru

1:22 pm on 21 September 2012

There are now 96 asylum seekers on Nauru after a third group of 30 was flown in this morning.

The men are from the Australian detention camp on Christimas Island and have been moved to Nauru under Canberra's re-activated policy to deal with people seeking refugee status offshore.

All are being housed at the Topside camp in tented accommodation.

The Nauru Government said earlier this week that before women and children are moved to the camp, more comfortable permanent facilities need to be built.