Former PM Kevin Rudd says Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is in a ‘total dilemma’ because she cannot control military

Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, has insisted the international community must act to stop the lives of more Rohingya Muslims being put at risk in Myanmar but Australia is still encouraging Rohingya refugees held on Manus Island to return to the country, offering tens of thousands of dollars in inducements.

In New York, where she is attending the United Nations general assembly, Bishop said at a multinational meeting of ministers there “was unanimity in the view that the violence must end and that there be a ceasefire”.

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