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Medevac asylum seekers detained in a Melbourne hotel for months

Dozens of refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Papua New Guinea under the medevac transfer system have been detained for months in a hotel in Melbourne's suburban north.

More than 45 men, formerly held in the Manus Island centre, are now confined to one floor of the $180-a-night Mantra on Bell in Preston, which is off limits to other guests and patrolled by private security guards.

  • Bianca Hall and Noel Towell
  • The Age

The future of these men remains uncertain after the repeal of the medevac laws, with Border Force refusing to rule out sending them back to PNG, while refugee advocates have …

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