24 Oct 2018

By-election gives hope to Manus, Nauru refugees

From , 5:04 am on 24 October 2018

There is hope the Australian government's defeat in the Wentworth by-election on Saturday could lead to a change in its offshore detention policy.

It's estimated between 13 and 15 hundred refugees are are still living in exile in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, where many are suffering the grave affects of five years of indefinite detention.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge has more.

Manus Island refugees protest at West Lorengau Haus.

Photo: supplied