High Court challenge launched over punitive refugee law

By Kat Wong
Updated December 1 2023 - 2:25pm, first published 2:22pm
Solicitor Hannah Dickinson says the laws are causing freed detainees significant anguish. (Diego Fedele/AAP PHOTOS)
Solicitor Hannah Dickinson says the laws are causing freed detainees significant anguish. (Diego Fedele/AAP PHOTOS)

A refugee is taking the government to the High Court, claiming rushed detainee monitoring laws are punitive, disproportionate, and violate basic human rights.

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