Leading Australian barrister slams Manus Island settlement


The Victorian Supreme Court has approved a historic $70 million settlement from the Australian Government for refugees detained on Manus Island.

The settlement, which will be awarded to a group of approximately 1,300 refugees, will see each person receive between $5,000 and $10,000 for each year they spent in the detention centre.

According to leading Australian barrister and refugee and human rights advocate Julian Burnside AO QC, the settlement is not adequate compensation for the pain inflicted on Manus Island detainees.

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