7 Nov 2012

PNG landowners plan Manus protest over Australian camp

5:32 pm on 7 November 2012

Landowners in Papua New Guinea are planning to stage a protest on Manus Island amid reports asylum seekers will land at an Australian government facility as early as next week.

The groups are protesting because they say they have been locked out of security contracts for the facility.

The security firm G4S has been hired to provide security for the Manus camp.

A local MP Ronnie Knight says he has been told to expect asylum seeker arrivals anytime after the end of this week following discussions with the Australian officials on Tuesday.

He says landowners are planning to protest this Friday.