Wa premier slams asylum decision
The prime minister says he is “disappointed” and will ask for an explanation in two days time.
But he also acknowledged the government should have told its people in Papua New Guinea about the asylum decision sooner.
“We have a responsibility in Papua New Guinea and Papua New South Wales to find a legal way for asylum seekers and refugees to stay in their country,” he said.
He also called for action from the federal government to assist local communities.
The court ruled the refugees who want to stay in Papua New Guinea must be removed.
Mr Morrison defended the decision and said the “right to determine asylum” should be a legal entitlement.
“The principle of the law itself, there are clear precedents,” Mr Morrison said.
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