Australian High Court rules Indigenous people can’t be deported

Australian High Court rules Indigenous people can’t be deported

Australia’s high court has ruled that two Indigenous men cannot be deported even though they were born overseas and never applied for citizenship. The Australian government, as part of an immigration crackdown, had sought to treat the men as foreigners and deport them to PNG and New Zealand. The court said the men must be treated like citizens and can therefore remain.

KCooper
KCooper
Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 months

“This is significant for Aboriginal Australians. This case is not about citizenship. It’s about who belongs here, who is an Australian national and who is a part of the Australian community,” Claire Gibbs, a lawyer for the two men, told reporters in Canberra." -quote taken from Reuters article. An Australian national requires citizenship and to be part of the community you can't break the law. So the men fail on two counts. send them back, if they wanted to stay they could of gone through the process of gaining citizenship. Considering they have aboriginal parents, I am fairly sure it would be a very simple process. why reward someone who couldn't be bothered to do the right thing. *edited to give source of quote used

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

Are Australian Aboriginals citizens? Does Australia have birthright citizenship? In any case its grammatically impossible to deport someone who doesn't come from another country.

TrumpBumperCar
TrumpBumperCar 1 months

Why and how would indigenous Australians be deported in the first place? Where would they be deported?

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 months

just a heads up for the non Australians this is how you identify as aboriginal https://aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family/before-you-start/proof-aboriginality. it is vague at best.

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