Asylum seekers sent to Nauru are set to be housed in tents for up to six months.
The first group is expected to arrive later this week.
The tent city will be able to house 150 male asylum seekers, who will sleep five to a tent.
The tents will have wooden flooring, lighting and power points.
ABC News Online asked people if this is acceptable.
Here's what you had to say:
- ok get it right to start with they are NOT illegal immigrants, they are asylum seekers. to the people saying they are breakig laws or doing anything illegal do you realise that under international law we are obliged to provide respite to refugees/asylum seekers. so if we "turn the boats around" we will be the ones breaking the law.
- But to claim asylum - they have to break immigration laws - so their status - is unlawful !!! Bringing them all over here wont solve the problems - there are way to many refugees - this has to be sorted in their countries As for living in tents .. that is luxury compared to how a lot of people live in PNG
- leigh24 8:11 AM on 11/09/2012 The 'us and them' mentality of some Australians saddens me - these are human beings in desperate situations. Just take one moment and try and imagine yourselves in their situations - how would you want to be received and treated? I'm an atheist but perhaps the coolest thing the Bible says is 'treat others as you would to be treated'. Let's become a more compassionate society.