On Wednesday the High Court made a landmark ruling against Government’s Malaysian people swap deal.
Some people are now criticising the court and the lawyers who took the case. But many Australians want to thank those involved in taking it on.
In fact, they’ve done this on behalf of compassionate Australians who always knew the government’s move was wrong.
Australia should never have entered into a deal with a country where rights could not be guaranteed.
With the majority of Australians outraged over the Malaysia deal, particularly the expulsion of unaccompanied children, this decision is testament the hard work of the legal team led by Debbie Mortimer SC and David Manne.
Please add your thanks to the work of the legal team in upholding the rule of law, and Australia’s obligations to vulnerable people.
Off-shore processing is a policy which defies common sense because it is not a deterrent, is expensive to maintain and merely breaks already fragile people.
It’s time for the major parties to abandon offshore processing.
After 10 years of failed policies, a new approach is needed.
Let the legal team know that there is support for an alternative.
Dear Debbie, David and the team,
I want to thank you and the rest of your legal team for all your efforts in standing up for upholding the rights of asylum seekers who risked being expelled to Malaysia.
I am so grateful there are lawyers prepared to fight in Australia’s highest court for the rule of law and ensuring the government did not overstep its powers.
Thank you once again for all you and the team have done to ensure that the voiceless in the asylum seeker debate do get justice.