He says, while he's concerned about conditions within the offshore detention center network, the coalition does not want to encourage asylum seekers to risk their lives at sea.
Mr Turnbull says the Federal Government cannot take a step back on the issue.
"There will be no resettlement of the people on Manus and Nauru in Australia.
"They will never come to Australia.
"I know that's tough.
"We do have a tough border protection policy.
"You could say its a harsh policy but it has worked," Mr. Turnbull said. Radio Australia