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Does the ‘Serious Overseas Criminal Matters’ scheme have serious legal issues?

BY AMANDA SAPIENZA

According to a recent front-page news story (The Australian, Tuesday 13 March 2018), the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters scheme (‘SOCM scheme’) has helped to pay for legal assistance for Peter Scully, Cassie Sainsbury, Schapelle Corby, David Hicks, … Read the rest

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 use (and abuse) of the Constitution in political debate

Appleby UNSW staff photoBY GABRIELLE APPLEBY

This post is the final in a special series providing expert analysis on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently conducting an inquiry into Read the rest

Commonwealth spending: From school chaplains to offshore detention

PStephsonBY PETA STEPHENSON

Last night, the House of Representatives passed ‘emergency’ retrospective legislation to authorise Commonwealth expenditure relating to the provision of offshore detention services on Nauru and Manus Island. The Bill is currently before the Senate. The legislation also … Read the rest

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