31 Aug '11, 3pm

Malaysia-Australia Refugee Swap Deal declared illegal

Malaysia-Australia Refugee Swap Deal declared illegal

Malaysia-Australia Refugee Swap Deal declared illegal August 31, 2011 Malaysia-Australia Refugee Swap Deal declared illegal UPDATED @ 03:28:27 PM 31-08-2011 By Shannon [email protected] The refugee swap deal between Australia and Malaysia was deemed illegal by Australia’s High Court today.The hugely controversial arrangement has been popularly referred to as the “Malaysia Solution” in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald ran an Australian Associated Press report that quoted Chief Justice Robert French as saying that “the declaration made… was made without power and is invalid.” The court barred asylum seekers held by Australia from being sent to Malaysia, a ruling that will likely derail the swap deal intending to send 800 boat people to Malaysia in exchange for 4,000 already-processed refugees to Australia. The move was put on hold earlier this month after ...

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