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Christmas Island to ‘re-open- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to visit Christmas Island today and announce it is where asylum seekers currently on Manus Island and Nauru who are deemed “a risk” to Australia will go if they apply for a medical transfer.
It will be the first time a sitting prime minister has visited the external Australian territory, which geographically is closer to Indonesia.

The PM recently announced the Christmas Island Detention Centre would reopen after legislation passed Parliament — against the Government’s will — giving doctors a greater say over whether asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island are transferred to Australia for medical treatment.

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