No one should have to prove that they deserve to receive life-saving medical treatment. DWD18 had to take the Minister for Home Affairs to court to stay alive.
In spite of evidence that DCQ18 urgently needed to terminate her pregnancy, she was unable to do so without taking the Minister for Home Affairs to Court.
Nobody who reads the story of Baby Charlie will be unmoved by the appalling treatment that he and his mother received, but yet the judicial and political systems of West Australia continue to deny an effective way to investigate the issues of systemic discrimination and bias that this story reveals
In EWR18 v Minister for Home Affairs, the Federal Court considered whether refugees living on Nauru fall within their jurisdiction, and whether to grant an injunction.
After being kept in custody despite being granted bail, 36-year-old Aboriginal man Khamsani Victor Jackamarra took his own life at Broome Regional Prison.
Case name: FRX17 as litigation representative for FRM17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCA 63 Case summary: During her detention on Nauru between 2013 and 2018, a young girl (the Applicant) faced serious mental health deterioration, including major mood disorder and suicidal ideation and intention. In 2017, the Applicant attempted suicide twice, and despite being urged by …
Case name: ARJ17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 98 Case summary: The National Justice Project represented two applicants in these cases, and hundreds of others in the ARJ17 class action proceeding, against the Commonwealth of Australia and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. A judgment was handed down on 22 June 2018 to ensure the …