The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.
Labor’s Kate Ellis told Q&A millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on a refugee resettlement plan in Cambodia and “very few lives were changed”. What was Ellis talking about – and was she correct? Madeline Gleeson investigates.