The Immigration Department says staff will consult with traditional owners over plans to house asylum seekers on Cape York in far north Queensland

The Federal Government has announced plans to temporarily accommodate up to 300 male asylum seekers at the Scherger Air Force base near Weipa.

Traditional owners have raised concerns that they were not consulted about the plans. The department says the men will be housed on Australian Defence Force land, but defence and immigration departments will outline their proposals to traditional owners.

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