In February this year I wrote:
Once is a mistake (a severe & tragic one at that), twice is carelessness, but three?
How many more cases like this are there ?
Well it seems we finally have the answer.
That’s right – the Australian Government hasn’t just managed to lock up one of its own nationals as an illegal immigrant by mistake once, twice or three times (not to mention wrongfully deporting someone), it’s actually managed to do it an extra 26 times in the last 10 years.
Mr Georganas says the reply last week from the Attorney-General and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock confirmed most cases have been settled out of court.
“They have told us they’ve paid in excess of $800,000 for out of court settlements,” he said.