Court declares offshore processing of refugees invalid

The High Court has unanimously ruled that Australia’s offshore refugee processing regime is invalid.

The decision came in the case of two asylum seekers who were processed on Christmas Island.

The High Court’s decision means the Federal Government can no longer refuse to allow the courts to review decisions made about people who are processed offshore in places like Christmas Island.

Here is the full decision:- http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2010/41.html

ABC reports Court declares offshore processing invalid


Pamela Curr
Campaign Coordinator
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
12 Batman St West Melbourne 3003
ph 03 9326 6066 / 0417517075

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