There have been 3 recent High Court decisions that impact asylum seekers and refugees who come to Australia.

  •  Refugee Protection Visa Cap

In two unanimous decisions (H24 & H25) the full High Court ruled that Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to impose a cap on the number of places in Australia’s refugee intake for boat arrivals was invalid.

Read the High Court decision H24 by clicking here
Read the High Court decision H25 by clicking here
You can read the Age’s article by clicking here.

  • PNG Offshore Processing Challenge

While it is disappointing that the High Court ruled (H22) against this challenge.  It must be remembered that is purely comparing the Australian Constitution and Laws against the actions taken by the Government.  However, it does not make the Government’s actions morally or ethically right.

Read the High Court decision H22 by clicking here
You can read the Guardian’s article by clicking here.

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