Manus Island Regional Processing Centre Illegal under PNG law

The Supreme Court of Justice of Papua New Guinea has unanimously held that detention in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre is contrary to the…

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Family violence – the immigration law context

As a result of evidentiary requirements as to what constitutes ‘relevant family violence’ it can be difficult to take advantage of the statutory provisions which…

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High Court gives tick to asylum seeker processing and detention in Nauru

The Commonwealth has been substantially involved in establishing and running the immigration detention centre in Nauru. By ANDREW YUILE.

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The renewed focus on border protection

The proposed removal of legal practitioners from the migration agent’s regulatory scheme presents an opportunity for all lawyers to more freely provide migration law advice….

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Of secrecy and enforcement: Australian Border Force Act

The Border Force Act 2015 (Cth) provides the legislative basis for the establishment of the Australian Border Force within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. By…

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Battle of the high seas: offshore resources workers & executive vs legislative power

The Full Federal Court in Australian Maritime Officers’ Union v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCAFC 45 (26 March 2015) ruled invalid…

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Breaking up is hard to-do: dual regulation of migration lawyers set to end

Immigration lawyers are currently the only practitioners in Australia subject to dual regulation. By ROBERT WALSH and SIMON HAAG.

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Climate change: turning refugee law upside down

Climate change, although causing individuals to flee their country of nationality, does not by itself establish refugee status. By STEPHEN TULLY.

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