The police chief on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has hinted that the PNG Defence Force could soon evict refugees occupying the former detention centre. The accommodation they have been told to move to remains unfinished and uninhabitable, independent observers say.
Asylum seekers and refugees who were choosing to stay inside the now-closed centre had raised fears for their safety if they left.
The power and water have been turned off but hundreds of men remain barricaded inside.
Protesters at the gates of the Australian High Commission.
"The Australian government, as a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, is responsible for these refugees, regardless of how they entered Australian territory to seek asylum".
Some show the officials pulling down makeshift shelters, and others show them smashing taps on large water tanks and water gushing from broken fixtures.
Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, who is interned on Manus Island, wrote on Twitter that the men had been "struggling with starvation" since refusing to leave the camp when it was declared closed two weeks ago.
Fr Roche said before they were not allowed to go inside the centre to help the refugees and asylum seekers, but after the current move to the new facilities at Lorangau, they are able to provide help to the refugees and asylum seekers with charitable groups. "Is it the Australians, is it the immigration, or is it the asylum seekers?"
Asylum seekers protest on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in this picture taken from social media November 6, 2017.
She's seeking another meeting with Turnbull to discuss New Zealand's offer to take 150 of the refugees and doesn't believe the Aussie PM sees it as a stunt.
"The refugees are watching them fearfully...(they) are extremely scared by immigration threat but still saying we will not leave this prison camp for another prison camp", he said. "No matter what label you put on it there is absolute need and there is harm being done", she said.
I see the need and the role New Zealand needs to play.
Another of the protestors, Anna Hush, said, "If Philip Ruddock claims to care about human rights, he should join us in calling on both Liberal and Labor to end offshore detention and bring the refugees here". I think it's clear that we don't see what's happening there as acceptable, that's why the offer's there'.