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Christmas Island detention centre cost $27 million to 'detain four people'

A guard is seen at the entry door during a tour of the North West Point Detention Centre on Christmas Island, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

It’s been revealed almost $27 million has been spent reopening the Christmas Island detention centre this year with only four people so far detained at the facility.

The Christmas Island detention centre has cost taxpayers almost $27 million since being reopened this year despite holding just four detainees.

The Morrison government recommissioned the facility in February, over fears of an influx of asylum seekers tied to changes to refugee medical transfer laws.

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