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Date TimeSeptember 02, 2019
VoicePapua New Guinea on Monday took a significant step toward shutting down island refugee camps that have become synonymous with Australia's much-condemned immigration policies.
Papua New Guinea cancels Australia migrant camp contract
The Ministry for Immigration and Border Security announced it was ending a contract with an Australian-backed firm running the camps on Manus Island.
For much of the last two decades, Australia has put migrants heading to the country by boat -- including would-be asylum seekers -- into offshore detention centres on Manus, Nauru and Christmas islands.

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