PNG policy to be tested in Federal Court

PNG policy to be tested in Federal Court

The Federal Government’s asylum seeker policy with Papua New Guinea is facing its first legal challenge.

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has confirmed the government has received an application filed in the Federal Court, on behalf of a would-be refugee who has been transferred to PNG.

Lawyers acting for the asylum seeker say his removal from Australia was invalid and there is no guarantee he won’t be sent to another country other than PNG.

But Mr Dreyfus says the Government is very confident the policy will withstand a legal challenge.

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