If the refugee centres are to be located at the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus and the Air Transport Squadron at Jacksons Airport, does this mean that Australia plans never to resurrect the maritime and air elements of the PNGDF? There will never be PNGDF ships and aircraft on the lookout for refugee boats.
ATS is not a squatter settlement. It has a large number of high covenant houses for PNGDF personnel. Vacant land at the back has been set aside for village houses.