Aussie doc to inspect Manus Island

Cairns-based Dr Paul Crouch-Chivers, a public health specialist, has been appointed by the National Court to inspect the facility this week to help determine if the human rights of asylum seekers at the centre are being afforded under PNG’s constitution. The court ordered Dr Crouch-Chivers be allowed to enter PNG unimpeded ahead of a 17 March hearing.

Judge David Cannings said he will “inspect, examine and evaluate the provision of clinical health services at the regional processing centre