Court Defies Canberra to Order Release of Illegal Immigrant Children
Nichols, Michelle, The Independent (London, England)
FIVE CHILDREN were released from an Australian detention centre yesterday after a court challenged the conservative government's tough stand against illegal immigration.
The Family Court of Australia said the siblings - girls aged five, nine and 11, and boys aged 13 and 15 - would be cared for by an Adelaide family until a hearing next month to determine if they should go back to detention until they were deported. The decision overturned a ruling in June, which found it was illegal to hold children indefinitely in detention centres but that releasing the five and separating them from their parents was not in their best interests. The family court said potential problems …
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Publication information: Article title: Court Defies Canberra to Order Release of Illegal Immigrant Children. Contributors: Nichols, Michelle - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 26, 2003. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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