Few chil­dren left on Nauru

The Gympie Times - - NATION -

FEWER than 10 chil­dren re­main on Nauru and that num­ber will con­tinue to drop be­fore the end of the year, Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son says.

A push to ur­gently trans­fer sick asy­lum seek­ers on Manus Is­land and Nauru to Aus­tralia has been put off un­til next year.

But Mr Mor­ri­son de­nies it was to save the fed­eral gov­ern­ment from a hu­mil­i­at­ing par­lia­men­tary de­feat – the first of its kind since 1929.

“The gov­ern­ment con­fi­dently main­tained its po­si­tion in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, as we did for the last three months,” he said.

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