Cannot possibly imagine how this can be done but it’s a necessary move. Access to our court system for those rejected as legitimate refugees is one thing but litigation involving damages paid for Australia’s “unconscionable conduct" toward refugees is another.
Julia Gillard paid illegal litigants lump sums rather than allow the courts to set a compensation precedent.
It was reported one man who had sewn his lips was paid $800,000 in an otherwise undisclosed settlement.
Over $700 million has so far been paid to litigants in return for their silence including legal aid and Labor law firm costs.
Julia Gillard thereby avoided international embarrassment while busily buying votes for a Security Council seat.
Unfortunately other instances were kept from us.