Tag Archives: High Court

MUNGO MacCALLUM. Family First or Day First?

  The name of Bob Day, the now former senator, was never one to conjure with. If he was noted at all, it was usually as the Sancho Panza to David Leyonhjelm’s Don Quixote – a loyal and reliable hanger-on, … Continue reading

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Bruce Duncan. Australia’s moral crisis: shipping babies and families off to Nauru

How has it come to this, that the Australian government is poised to send back 37 babies, 54 children and their families – 267 in all – into the traumatic conditions of Nauru? Only a few years ago many Australians … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. High Court decision on Tamil asylum seekers.

Chief Justice French and Justices Crennan, Gageler and Keane decided that the Maritime Powers Act did authorise a maritime officer to detain the plaintiff for the purpose of taking him, or causing him to be taken, to a place outside … Continue reading

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