Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says he will not be accepting New Zealand’s offer to take refugees from the Manus Island detention centre at this time and will consider other offers only once the government has completed its refugee transfer arrangements with the US. The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says she restated her country’s offer to accept 150 refugees from among the almost 600 refugees and asylum seekers refusing to leave the former Manus Island detention centre. ‘From New Zealand’s perspective, we want our offer to remain on the table so, of course, that we can assist as much as we’re able in expediting a resolution on this issue,’ she says

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