Immigration minister’s comments open the door for resettlement plan but he warns that it could damage relations with Australia

New Zealand and Papua New Guinea could do a bilateral deal to resettle people from Australia’s regional process centre on Manus Island, Peter Dutton has said.

The immigration minister’s comments on Sky News on Thursday night appear to open the door to New Zealand resettling people who were granted refugee status after seeking asylum in Australia, but he warned that any such deal would have consequences for the countries’ diplomatic relationship with Australia.

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