13 Oct 2012

40 more asylum seekers arrive in Nauru

6:35 am on 13 October 2012

Australia's transfer of asylum seekers abroad has continued, with Canberra flying an eighth group to Nauru.

Using a chartered plane of Nauru's national carrier, Australia sent 17 Iraqis and 23 Sri Lankans to its re-opened Nauru processing centre.

The Nauru government says the transfer from the aircraft to the Topside camp took place without incident.

So far, Australia has flown 251 asylum seekers to Nauru since it revived its off-shore processing policy last month.