Coffs Coast resident Russell Crowe has offered via a Twitter post a roof and work for six men still on Manus Island.
Coffs Coast resident Russell Crowe has offered via a Twitter post a roof and work for six men still on Manus Island. SEBASTIEN NOGIER

Oscar winner blasts Manus Island situation

HALF a dozen asylum seekers still on Manus Island may be finding a home on the Coffs Coast if Russell Crowe's Twitter account is any guide.

The region's most famous resident blasted the Federal Government's handling of the situation at the Manus Island detention via social media last night, calling it "a nation's shame".

Asylum seekers at the Oscar compound in the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea in 2014. Picture: AAP Image/Eoin Blackwell.
Asylum seekers at the Oscar compound in the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea in 2014. Picture: AAP Image/Eoin Blackwell.

The Oscar winning actor then went on to make an offer of help to some of those still on the island.

"I believe I could house and find jobs for six. I'm sure there'd be other Australians who would do the same," he added.

More than 600 men are refusing to leave the now-decommissioned centre in Papua New Guinea even though they've received an offer of alternative accommodation.

They men have said they have concerns for their safety should they accept the latest offer.

Do you think the remaining 600 men on Manus Island should be allowed to relocate to Australia?

This poll ended on 04 November 2017.

Current Results

Yes

39%

No

60%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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