Today the High Court ruled that the denial of Visas on the grounds of adverse ASIO assessments is invalid.
While this is fantastic news, we must remember that the Government is still in a position to change the laws. The court also ruled that M47 was afforded procedural fairness, which is a concern as it means the Government still does not have to tell people why they are detained.
We urge the Government not to shift the goal posts on these vulnerable people, and we look forward to them adopting a more humane approach to refugees.
Laswyer David Manne has called the result a “significant victory” and urges the Government to reprocess and grant his client freedom.
More to come as we get responses.