Challenge launched against Manus Island processing

Challenge launched against Manus Island processing

A legal challenge has been launched against Australia’s asylum seekers processing centre on Manus Island, by Papua New Guinea’s Opposition.

Lawyers for the PNG Opposition leader Belden Namah filed a summons with the National Court on Friday, on the grounds the processing centre is unconstitutional.

Mr Namah says he regrets this action has had to be taken, but says these detainees are being held illegally in PNG and action needed to be taken.

The National Court is yet to set a date to hear the challenge.

About author

Libby Dreyer
Libby Dreyer 1729 posts

Libby has worked as a Senior Journalist at National Radio News since February 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Canberra in December 2010.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

Pistorius takes the stand

South African Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has appeared on the witness stand in his own murder trial.

World

Police hunt continues for Charlie Hebdo gunmen

Police are still searching for two Islamist gunman, responsible for the mass shooting at Charlie Hebdo.

National

Canberra hospital “unsafe,” according to ED boss

The Clinical Director of Canberra hospital’s emergency department says current patient numbers at the facility are “unsafe.”

National

Australia’s climate policies scrutinised at UN summit

Australia’s climate change policies have faced a grilling at a United Nations conference in Germany, with other nations asking whether emissions reduction targets are ambitious enough. Representatives from 20 developed

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!