Asylum-Seekers and Offshore Processing

10 January 2011

Professor Mary Crock commented on the High Court's ruling on the rights of asylum-seekers to challenge procedural aspects of their cases in the courts.

In an interview with The Australian newspaper, Professor Crock said there was now virtually no legal difference between a protection application lodged at Christmas Island from one lodged on the Australian mainland.

"But practically the gulf is enormous," Professor Crock added.

"You are treated much more fairly onshore than offshore."

Professor Crock said there was no longer any point to offshore processing.

View the entire article - Refugees win access to courts - The Australian

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