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High Court Rejects Refugee Challenge To Offshore Processing And Resettlement

The High Court has rejected an attempt to strike down Australia’s policy of offshore processing, detention and resettlement.

In essence, the High Court has found that the asylum seeker arrangements with Nauru are legal. Asylum-seekers now face deportation to Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

The court found that the Bangladeshi woman who brought the case had standing but rejected her substantive argument.

The full-bench decision was supported by 6 High Court justices, with the newest Justice, Michelle Gordon, dissenting.

This is the High Court’s summary of its decision:

HCA

This is the full text of the High Court decision:

16-02-03_immigration-and-border-protection-decision

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