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Refugee applies for release from detention to avoid coronavirus

A refugee who fears he will contract the COVID-19 virus is challenging the Morrison government in court for his release, in a...

The Human Rights Law Centre lodged the claim in the High Court on Tuesday in a move described as the “first of many” that could be brought during the…

  • David Crowe
  • The Age

The case is founded on the claim that the federal government owes a duty of care to asylum seekers and refugees in detention because of the…

The lawyers for the man intend to argue immigration authorities are breaching that duty of care because the conditions in detention do not allow him to comply with…

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