In a world where the demand for refugee resettlement places is so overwhelming and so critical, resettling a comparatively small number of refugees already in the “care” (certainly custody) of a wealthy, industrialised nation, is a low priority.

The Australian government maintains it will refuse to allow any of the men to be returned to Australia, even if the PNG supreme court orders the PNG government to send them back to Australian territory.

So where to from here?

The court order was entirely predictable. The next step is anything but.
— Ben Doherty

Following our Live Talk: Crossing Borders, the news that Manus Island detention center has been ruled as illegal by the PNG Supreme Court is one we will be watching closely. Just like our live conversation, the decision brings up questions of belonging and citizenship.