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Gang rape leader Saimoni Vunilagi to challenge constitutional validity of COVID-19 emergency laws in High Court

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By Blake Foden
Updated May 9 2022 - 12:44pm, first published May 7 2022 - 7:30pm
Saimoni Vunilagi, left, outside court during his trial. Picture: Cassandra Morgan

A Canberra gang rape leader will ask the High Court to quash his convictions by arguing COVID-19 emergency laws, which deprived him of the right to a jury trial in the ACT, were constitutionally invalid.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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