Australia is now so morally bankrupt, so lacking in common decency and justice that a former judge of the High Court – the same court that just agreed to let asylum seekers be returned to persecution and death – implored law students to do the work their leaders refuse to do.  High Court, Justice McHugh told a group of law students:


“Al Kateb highlights that, without a Bill of Rights, the need for the informed and impassioned to agitate the Parliament for legislative reform is heightened. While the power of the judicial arm of government to keep a check on government action that contravenes human rights is limited, the need for those with a legal education, like yourselves, to inform the political debate on issues concerning the legal protection of individual rights is paramount.”


This article which appeared on Eureka Street on 24 June 2021 gives a more detailed analysis of the situation.