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Indigenous Australians locked in immigration detention believed to be entitled to payout due to ‘negligence’

First Nations Australians were deported to Papua New Guinea under ‘aliens’ power in constitution

The continuing incarceration of at least 20 people claiming to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent in immigration detention centres in Australia appears unlawful and…

  • Aaron Smith
  • The Guardian

A spokesperson from Australian Border Force said that so far only five “non-citizen non-aliens have been released from immigration detention”.

Their release follows a high court ruling in February that New Zealand-born Brendan Thoms, a Gunggari native title holder, was not an alien and the…

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