Goodbye Manus Island: Eric Tlozek

Goodbye Manus Island: The human cost of an untenable situation

By Eric Tlozek on Correspondents Report – ABC – 2 June 2018

The ABC’s PNG Eric Tlozek has been visiting Manus Island since 2015 to cover stories about Australia’s detention centre there.

He’s reported the deaths of five asylum-seekers, broken the news that PNG soldiers were firing shots into the centre and told the story of the PNG Supreme Court declaring the detention of asylum-seekers illegal.

Across nine visits to Manus he’s met hundreds of asylum-seekers and locals and learnt about the impact locking up 1600 foreigners in a small, isolated community and then what happens when you let those people out.

Eric Tlozek is moving to a new posting with the ABC and last week made his last visit to Manus Island.

Hear the full report here