2020-02-10 23:49:17 UTC
The High Court found that Aboriginal people are exempt from the aliens
powers in the Constitution. Seems fair to me from my reading of the case
as it developed
The High Court has found Aboriginal people are exempt from immigration
laws, after considering the cases of two men facing deportation for
Two Indigenous men, Daniel Love and Brendan Thoms, have faced
deportation since failing their migration character tests as a result of
serving jail sentences.
Today the High Court found Aboriginal Australians were not subject to
the alien powers in the constitution and could therefore not be deported
under immigration law.
But the court stopped short of clearing Mr Love entirely, saying they
could not reach agreement on whether he was an Aboriginal person on the
facts stated in the case.