The Malaysia Solution

7 September 2011

Professor Mary Crock commented on the High Court injunction to prevent the deportation of more than 100 asylum-seekers to Malaysia.

In an interview with The Australian, Professor Crock said despite the injunction, the government would most likely defeat the legal assault, describing it as being on"pretty solid ground".
"There's never been a case where the High Court has held that the government doesn't have the power to exercise its major immigration functions," she said.
"You're not going to be able to stop it in the longer term, but what they might be able to do is get some interim relief by attacking the way they're making questions."

View the entire article - Labor's Malaysia Solution all at sea as High Court action stops deportations - The Australian

Related coverage - Is offshore processing of asylum seekers legal? - Radio National Breakfast

Related coverage - Channel Ten's Meet The Press - Interview with Professor Mary Crock

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