No border threat

The Australian’s news report that our “border protection regime was dealt another blow” (“High Court blow as judges sideline ASIO on asylum”, 6/10) is sensational and inaccurate. The ruling merely allows security assessments to be reviewed, avoiding repeats of the Haneef case, and puts the government back in charge of ASIO, as it should be. The decision does not entail the release of anyone with a negative assessment, and has no impact on “border protection”. It is, however, a victory for transparency and human rights.

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