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Australia doesn’t have a constitutional right protecting freedom of the person – it needs one

The recent wrongful detention of two Australian citizens by immigration authorities highlights that our Constitution offers inadequate protection for freedom of the…

This is not the first time Australian citizens have been unlawfully detained.

Ypa 3cIn 2001, Vivian Solon, who had suffered a head injury, was deported even though she told immigration officials she was an…

In 2004, Cornelia Rau, also an Australian citizen, was held in immigration detention after she was unable to identify herself because of mental…

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