High Court challenge to secrecy laws welcomed by lawyers

Australian Lawyers Alliance, statement 27 Jul 2016
“The Australian Border Force Act 2015 (Cth) undermines our constitutional freedoms. The Australian Lawyers Alliance supports Doctors for Refugees and Fitzroy Legal Service bringing this problem to the High Court. Fitzroy Legal Service and Doctors for Refugees will today launched a High Court challenge seeking to protect one of Australia’s few constitutional rights. The Australian Border Force Act 2015 (Cth) (ABF Act) breaches the protection of freedom of political communication and is therefore unconstitutional, they argue.”
Find statement here. Find related media articles here: Doctors launch High Court challenge against Border Force gag laws (SMH);  Immigration detention doctors challenge Border Force Act’s secrecy clause in court (The Guardian); and Doctors to launch High Court challenge against detention secrecy laws (ABC). Find Doctors for Refugees information here.