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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 197C

Australia's non-refoulement obligations irrelevant to removal of unlawful non-citizens under section 198

             (1)  For the purposes of section 198, it is irrelevant whether Australia has non-refoulement obligations in respect of an unlawful non-citizen.

             (2)  An officer's duty to remove as soon as reasonably practicable an unlawful non-citizen under section 198 arises irrespective of whether there has been an assessment, according to law, of Australia's non-refoulement obligations in respect of the non-citizen.



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