10 Jun 2014

Australia pours more aid dollars into PNG's Manus

10:26 am on 10 June 2014

The Australian government is to fund a rebuild of Papua New Guinea's Lorengau Police Station on Manus Island.

Australia is housing its asylum seekers on the island and the Manus camp is subject to several inquiries following unrest in February, which left one aslyum seeker dead and dozens injured.

The assistance for the PNG police is on top of additional support for improved health and education services on Manus.

The Australian government says about one thousand PNG citizens are employed at the Manus camp.