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High Court to decide asylum seekers fate (The Sydney Morning Herald)

23 July 20140 comments

Lawyers for 157 asylum seekers being detained on an Australian Customs vessel say it’s still unclear where the Australian government will take them if they lose next month’s High Court battle.

The full bench of the High Court will determine if the government had the power to intercept their boat, and deliver them somewhere other than Australia, after a two-day hearing gets underway from August 5 in Canberra.

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