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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:
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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

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