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The recommendations of an independent inquiry into February riots at the Asylum Detention Centre on Manus which led to the death of an Iranian man and other issues, will be implemented.
The Australian Government is working with its PNG half, to implement recommendations of the inquiry.
Australia's Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrision announced this today.
The inquiry was conducted by Robert Cornell, a retired Australian senior public servant and former head of the Attorney General's Department in to the unfolding of events on the 16-to the 18th of February at the Manus Offshore Processing Centre.
The report comprises of 48 recommendations intended to facilitate good management of the Manus OPC.
Most of the 48 recommendations gives more emphasis on improved security and better welfare and conditions of the refugees.
Mr Morrison says he welcomed the report and thanked Mr Cornall for the thoroughness of review if the report.
He says significant improvements have been initiated at the Manus OPC not only in terms of structural improvements to the site but also in relation to increased communication with the transferees and the overall engagement with the Manus communit
Meantime, eleven asylum seekers have had their refugee claims recognised while 15 others were refused.
Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato told Radio New Zealand International, the government is still considering where to resettle them.
There are still about 1,300 asylum seekers on Manus.
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