Tag: Malaysia Solution

  • Undermining the Migration Act’s Protections

    By Adam Fletcher Later today the Australian Government plans to put the Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2011 to a vote in the House of Representatives. So, what does this controversial Bill actually say? The Bill undermines several protections built into the Migration Act 1958, which, with Australia’s unique policies of […]

  • The Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2011

    Last Friday (16 September), the Government released an exposure draft of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Offshore Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2011 to “give effect to its commitment to restore power to the executive enabling the removal of irregular maritime arrivals for third country processing.” The ‘purposes’ section of the Migration Act 1958, which this […]

  • Malaysian Arrangement Dead in the Water – Time to End of Offshore Processing

    On Wednesday the High Court of Australia followed up its injunction (see below) with a 6-1 judgment against the Gillard Government’s arrangement with Malaysia to swap asylum seekers for processed refugees. The Court reminded the Government (and anyone else who cared to pay attention) that the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) actually implements the 1951 Convention […]

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