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Peter Dutton’s confidence in ignoring the judiciary mocks Australia’s system of government

Our client, an Iranian man, was found to be owed protection. But Dutton and other ministers intentionally opted not to comply with the law

Despite the first generations of foreign settlers arriving by boat, Australia has a fractious relationship with refugees who cross our sea borders.

  • Alison Battisson
  • The Guardian

Elections have been fought (and won) on a platform of border protection, with politicians from both major parties spruiking variations of former prime minister John Howard’s 2001 pitch…

The problem with this statement is that, by signing the refugee convention, Australia has already decided who comes to this country – the…

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