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    • 21 JAN 16
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    How the High Court enabled indefinite detention

    The court should reverse its decision that allows the government to indefinitely imprison people genuinely seeking asylum.

    In the disaster of the detention of asylum seekers, the real cause of the problem is completely overlooked and can be traced to Australia’s High Court. The extent to which the Australian Parliament can pass laws that abridge fundamental freedoms is related to the license extended to it by the High Court, which is the ultimate adjudicator of whether or not laws passed by the federal Parliament are beyond the power conferred upon it by the constitution.

    Read this excellent article by Louis A Coutts published in The Age 20 January 2016.

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