The Constitution, the High Court and Asylum-Seekers
11 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2012
Date Written: February 17, 2012
This paper reviews the most recent 20-year developments of Constitutional challenges to the treatment of asylum seekers. Both the detention regime and the minimum guarantee of access to the High Court to seek constitutional writs are observed. Nevertheless, the trend to keep the boat arrivals out of Australia by the government is also found in current developments. The future of such developments, therefore, is uncertain.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation