Australia’s remaining politicians will be held on Manus Island as a precautionary measure, to allow authorities to properly establish their citizenship status.
Many 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 MPs would be well treated at the facility. “The politicians themselves have told us how great the facilities are on Manus, so we’re confident they will be more than comfortable there”.
Given the nature of processing approvals, the MPs will remain on the island for up to three years.