Manus standoff: Papua New Guinea's grand chief says Australia's hypocrisy 'astounding'

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Sir Michael Somare accuses both countries of playing ‘football with the lives of refugees on Manus’ and says many Australians who oppose ‘boat people also arrived by boat’

The “grand chief” of Papua New Guinea has blasted the Australian and PNG governments over the Manus Island standoff, accusing them of lacking human dignity and respect.

Sir Michael Somare said Australia’s behaviour showed “astounding” hypocrisy.

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