All Senators To Be Sent To Nauru Until Citizenship Status Confirmed

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Australia’s remaining senators will be held on the island of Nauru as a precautionary measure, to allow authorities to properly establish their citizenship status.

Many senators have been unable to produce appropriate documentation and authorities say they will be better equipped to establish citizenship status on a small island off the Australian coast.

An immigration department spokesperson said the senators would be well treated at the facility. “The senators themselves have told us how great the facilities are on Nauru, so we’re confident they will be more than comfortable there”.

Given the nature of processing approvals, the senators will remain on the island for up to three years.