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Manus Island Governor speaks to reporters in Canberra

July 22, 2019. Attending the courtyard press conference between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and PNG's Prime Minster James Marape, the Governor of Manus Island, Charlie Benjamin speaks to reporters about conditions on Manus Island. "This journey has to come to an end..My view is for them to go to a country as soon as possible ... but it's really Australia (that) has to step up and take those hard yards." Mr Benjamin's says. He discusses the social problems of refugees on Manus including the issues of relationships forming between male refugees and local women. He would not be drawn on a timetable for the complete closure of the facility. (AAP Video/Marc Tewksbury)
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