4 Dec 2012

Australian Immigration Minister to visit Manus Island

3:25 pm on 4 December 2012

Australia's Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, will visit the regional processing centre for asylum seekers on Manus Island during a visit to Papua New Guinea this week.

Mr Bowen is heading to Port Moresby for the Australia-PNG Ministerial Forum which will include talks on immigration cooperation between the two countries.

He says it's an opportunity to visit Manus where 47 people have so far been sent under Canberra's re-introduced offshore processing policy.