Cirque de soulless

In early November 2017 Australia closed its asylum seeker regional processing centre on Manus Island, urging its reluctant occupants to move out into the community. Fearing for their safety, many refused to leave, and so the power and water supplies were turned off. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees urged the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, to intervene to prevent a humanitarian crisis. He refused to do so.