'It's a real Yes Minister exercise': the cost of running an empty detention centre

Katie Burgess
By Katie Burgess
Updated September 3 2019 - 6:57am, first published August 27 2019 - 10:50am

The cost of keeping Christmas Island on standby has reached nearly $23 million, as the future of the detention centre remains unclear.

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Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess

Federal politics reporter

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