Plaintiff M96A/2016 & Anor v. Commonwealth of Australia & Anor [2017] HCA 16

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This case note provides an overview of key facts and findings of the High Court of Australia in Plaintiff M96A/2016 v Commonwealth of Australia [2017] HCA 16 The case concerns the Commonwealth’s detention of asylum seekers transferred to Australia from Nauru to receive medical treatment. More information about the processing of asylum seekers in Nauru is available through the Kaldor Centre factsheets.








 

Authors: Sangeetha Pillai and Lucy Forbes

 

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  • 1. (2014) 253 CLR 219 at 231 [26].
  • 3. Plaintiffs’ submissions, [24], citing Chu Kheng Lim (1992) 176 CLR 1 at 33 (Brennan, Deane and Dawson JJ).
  • 4. [2017] HCA 16 at [21]
  • 5. Defendants’ submissions, [49]; Hearing, 2083-2087.
  • 6. [2017] HCA 16 at [27].
  • 7. Ibid at [24]-[25].
  • 8. Ibid at [26].
  • 9. Ibid at [22].
  • 10. Ibid.
  • 11. Ibid at [31].
  • 12. Ibid at [32].
  • 13. Ibid at [32], [46].
  • 14. Ibid at [32].
  • 15. Ibid at [42].
  • 16. Ibid at [39]-[41].