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Manus Regional Processing Centre

Papua New Guinea’s Manus Regional Processing Centre was open between 23 August 2013 and 31 October 2017.

Allegations of sexual and other serious assaults

On Tuesday 23 July 2013, the SBS Dateline television program broadcast allegations about sexual and other serious assaults at the Manus Offshore Processing Centre.

The former Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Martin Bowles PSM, commissioned an independent review into these allegations by Robert Cornall AO, a former Secretary of the Attorney-General's department.

Mr Cornall presented his review to the Department in late September 2013.

Events of 16-18 February 2014

The former Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Mr Martin Bowles PSM, initiated an independent review into the events of 16 - 18 February 2014 at the Manus Regional Processing Centre. Mr Bowles asked Mr Robert Cornall AO, a former Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department, to conduct this review and report back by April 2014, or such other dates as may be negotiated.

Mr Cornall presented his review to the department on 23 May 2014.

The full report is available in the languages listed below:

Government response to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Commitee