Tag: detention

Plaintiff M68-2015 – offshore processing and the limits of Chapter III

hume_david_-_c_2_2_2BY DAVID HUME

In its first decision of 2016, Plaintiff M68-2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] HCA 1, the High Court upheld the Commonwealth’s offshore processing regime in Nauru.

The High Court upholds the two key Read the rest

The ‘paperless arrest’: Chapter III and police detention powers in the Northern Territory

Anna Rienstra


In 2014 police in the Northern Territory (‘NT’) were given new powers to detain people arrested for a minor offence for up to four hours, or longer if intoxicated, under Div 4AA of Pt VII of the … Read the rest


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