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The Edmund Rice Centre has been given a legal opinion which says any attempt to use Nauru or PNG for the processing of asylum seekers could be found invalid, the Centre said in a media release.
The opinion on the matter confirms that last week's High Court ruling is likely to render invalid, the option for the Government to remove asylum seekers from Australia to Nauru or Papua New Guinea under section 198A of the Migration Act.
A copy of the advice is linked below.
The advice was provided by Stephen Estcourt QC, a senior barrister with extensive experience in
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