The Manus Solution
What really took place during the violent uprising at Manus Island Asylum Processing Centre
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Geoff Thompson was appointed the ABCs Indonesia Correspondent in April 2006 and is based in Jakarta. It is his third foreign posting for the ABC. From 2002 to 2005 Geoff was the South Asia correspondent covering India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan from the ABC's regional bureau in New Delhi. In addition to his work in South Asia, he also played a key role in Middle East coverage, travelling throughout Kuwait and Iraq with US forces during the war in Iraq in early 2003. Geoffs reporting of the American war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan won him an Australian Logie award for Australia's Most Outstanding News Reporter. The ABC's Afghanistan coverage also won the 2002 Logie for Most Outstanding News Coverage. In 2003, Geoff's embedded reporting from Iraq with cameraman Michael Cox was also recognised with another Logie award for Most Outstanding News Coverage. He is also the winner of three Walkley Awards, two for ABC Radio and the other for ABC TV. Before his posting to New Delhi, Geoff was the ABC's South-East Asia correspondent based in Bangkok. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree with studies in South-East Asian history. Geoff Thompson began reporting for Four Corners in 2011.