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Citizenship test: court to decide whether Indigenous people can be deported from Australia

Australia’s government contends that those who are not citizens are aliens and the minister has the power to cancel their visas

The high court of Australia will this week examine a complicated question: can Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders be deported as aliens if they don’t hold Australian citizenship?

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

The federal government says yes.

But lawyers for two Indigenous men facing removal from the country, backed up by the Victorian state government, say there is another option: non-citizen non-alien.

The special case…

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