AAP PNG Correspondent

The lawyers challenging the constitutionality of the Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island say they are seeking to invite the asylum seekers there to join the legal action.
One of the lawyers acting on behalf of PNG's opposition leader, Belden Namah, said on Wednesday he had received instructions to ask the asylum seekers to join the application against the centre.
Mr Namah's lawyer, Loami Henao, said they were seeking permission to visit the temporary detention centre on Manus to interview detainees for this purpose.
The lawyers were also seeking a temporary injunction in the Court of Human Rights of the National Court against any further transfers on the grounds the 274 detainees were being held illegally under PNG's constitution.
Justice David Canning said he would rule on the temporary injunction at 1200 AEDT on Thursday.
The government's lawyer, Peter Kumen, said the Migration Act gave Minister of Immigration Rimbink Pato the power to create a processing centre.
He also argued that the case was a matter for the Supreme Court, and not the National Court circuit.
Justice Canning disagreed.
"These people are detained, aren't they?" Justice Canning asked.
"They can't go to the beach and do a bit of fishing unless they get permission ... they can't just walk out and have a spin around."
"It appears there is in excess of 200 people being detained."
"This is a case where these refugees did not come into the country of their own accord," Mr Henao said on Wednesday.
"They were seeking asylum in another country. They are asylum seekers as far as Australia is concerned.
"They are not asylum seekers as far as PNG is concerned."
The state did not have the right to detain asylum seekers without giving them access to a lawyer of their choosing, Mr Henao added.