PNG asylum seeker judgment doesn’t bind Australia: Dutton

Tuesday, April 26 2016

The Australian government has said it will not allow any asylum seekers on Manus Island to come here, after Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to detain them there. In the decision, which casts uncertainty over a key site of Australia’s offshore processing regime, the court told both the Australian and PNG […]

Papua New Guinea court finds Manus Island detention illegal

Tuesday, April 26 2016

Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal, as it breaches their right to personal liberty. The Supreme Court has ordered the PNG and Australian governments to take all steps possible to stop the illegal detention of 850 men still in the Manus Island detention centre. […]

Funding boost for asylum seekers

Sunday, April 17 2016

More than 10,000 asylum seekers will have a better chance of avoiding deportation back to potentially life-threatening persecution in their homelands, with key legal centres set to help more cases. Asylum seekers living in the community while awaiting processing – known as the “legacy caseload” – have just one opportunity to make their claim for […]

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