Offshore refugee system chaos
Nov 11, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Australian Federal Government could be forced to abandon offshore processing following a High Court ruling declaring that the Government had been treating asylum seekers unfairly and illegally.
The entire refugee processing system is now in chaos after the court ruled the Government could no longer hold people on Christmas Island outside the protection of normal Australian law.
In finding in favour of two Tamil men who challenged the Government’s decision to deport them to Sri Lanka, the court ruled they had been denied "procedural fairness".