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Australia: High Court

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts. Website: www.hcourt.gov.au/
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Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v Guo Wei Rong and Anor

13 June 1997 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Australia

A and Another v Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Another

24 February 1997 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - One-child policy / Family planning - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Australia - China

Minister of State for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v. Ah Hin Teoh

7 April 1995 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Australia

Chan Yee Kin v. Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs; Soo Cheng Lee v. Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs; Kelly Kar Chun Chan v. Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

12 September 1989 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Australia

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v. Mayer

5 November 1985 | Judicial Body: Australia: High Court | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Australia

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