It is D-day for around 600 Manus Island asylum seekers to leave the centre.
Authorities are urging the refugees to move to a new facility in Papua New Guinea, but many fear it's unsafe.
The military is threatening to use force to remove to asylum seekers if they don't comply.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's offer to rehome 150 seekers in New Zealand is still on the table for the Australian government. But Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton thinks the offer is a bad option and people-smugglers will turn the country into another pathway to get back to Australia.
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Cabinet minister Phil Twyford told The AM Show on Friday Manus Island is a weeping sore in terms of human rights and it's in our back yard.
"I think the Prime Minister did the right thing when she reiterated to Malcolm Turnbull that New Zealand was prepared to take some of those people."
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