Thursday, April 29, 2004

Judicial activism gets checked 

Putting aside the rights or wrongs of keeping the illegal immigrant children in detention centres, we should welcome today's High Court decision to overrule the Family Court's foray into this new area.

"[The High Court] found the Family Court did not have the jurisdiction to free the children and held the Family Court did not have any jurisdiction to make orders concerning the general welfare of children held in immigration detention."

That, I guess, leaves the Family Court to concentrate their energies on, God forbid, the Australian family law.


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