Alan Tudge: court rejects controversial finding that minister engaged in ‘criminal’ conduct

Alan Tudge: court rejects controversial finding that minister engaged in ‘criminal’ conduct

The Guardian

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The federal court allows an appeal against a judgment that the acting immigration minister unlawfully deprived a detainee of liberty

The full federal court has allowed Alan Tudge’s appeal against a judgment that while acting immigration minister he “engaged in conduct which can only be described as criminal”.

In a joint decision three justices rejected controversial findings that Tudge personally had unlawfully deprived a person of his liberty by leaving him in detention for five days, instead attributing the failures to the home affairs department.

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