The judgment of the full bench, handed down to a packed courtroom in Canberra, found Immigration Minister Chris Bowen’s declaration of Malaysia as a country to which asylum-seekers could be sent for processing was “invalid”.
Chief Justice Robert French said the court ordered Mr Bowen and his department be restrained from sending asylum-seekers to Malaysia.
“The declaration made … was made without power and is invalid,” Justice French said.
I had to go through all these old awards I received today. At my year 10 formal there was a big presentation, and I was going to get an award. I was sitting in my row and there guys either side of me went up to get their specials awards, both came with $150 checks. I got the G. Petfield award, which came with a CCWTC pen. Woo.