The Government is advised that the majority of transferees last night were calm and co-operating with staff.
The Department has advised the Government that whilst some transferees engaged in disruptive behaviour late yesterday, claims reported by some media outlets today that transferees were violently engaged by guards last night at the Centre are not correct.
Appropriate medical care continues to be available to transferees, including those involved in fluid or food refusal.
We continue to support the Government of Papua New Guinea in responding appropriately in these circumstances.
I reiterate that while people have the right to protest peacefully, the Government will not waver on its successful border protection policies which have saved lives and restored integrity to our humanitarian programme.
Anyone who comes to Australia illegally by boat without a visa will never be settled in Australia.