This Landmark Case Will Decide Whether Aboriginal Australians Who Aren’t Citizens Can Be Deported


Lawyers for Daniel Love and Brendan Thoms argue they can’t be considered “alien” under the Australian Constitution.

  • Hannah Ryan
  • BuzzFeed

Two Aboriginal men who were held in immigration detention will ask the High Court to find that Aboriginal non-citizens cannot be deported, in a case one expert describes as “landmark”.

In submissions filed with Australia’s highest court last week, lawyers for Daniel Love and Brendan Thoms argue that the government cannot deport an Aboriginal person who is not a citizen but has at least one Australian parent, came to Australia as a young child and has only left the…

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