Mandatory Detention of Children is Cruel and Immoral

Minoli Perera La Trobe Law School Human Rights Refugees

By Minoli Perera The Australian government’s policy of mandatory detention for boat-arriving asylum seekers has been characterised by commentators as a human rights violation. Under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) there is no time limit on detention and as a… Continue Reading

The Meaning of “threat to the person’s life or liberty” in the Migration Act

By Craig Over In Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v WZAPN; WZARV v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 22, the High Court of Australia ruled that, under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth),‘a threat to the person’s life of liberty’… Continue Reading