Head to Australia by boat. End up in a place like Papua New Guinea.That in essence is the message at the heart of Australia’s asylum seeker policy.

You might be seeking a new life in one of the world’s richest countries but you’ll wash up in one of the world’s poorest.

Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island is a place Australia does not want the world to see.

Dubbed by some “the Guantanamo of the Pacific”, it is home to one of Australia’s off-shore detention centres, where around a thousand asylum seekers are locked up.

It is extremely difficult for journalists to get visas to go there. So we travelled undercover, posing as tourists.

We managed to smuggle our camera past Australian officials and reach the camp.

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