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  • High Court gets another chance to have the final word on regional processing

    Posted 18/06/2014 by Elibritt Karlsen
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    On 18 June 2014, the High Court unanimously ruled that the statutory scheme under which Papua New Guinea (PNG) was designated as a regional processing country is constitutionally valid. This FlagPost examines the events that led up to the Court’s decision.   In May 2011, in the context of increasing numbers of unauthorised maritime arrivals (UMAs), former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard announced that Australia would enter into an agreement with Malaysia that would see 800 UMAs transfe... Read more...

    TAGS: Migration; asylum seekers; regional processing

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