Original article by Chris Merritt
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 10-Jun-20
A Brisbane-based travel agency is the lead plaintiff in a High Court challenge to the legal validity of the Queensland government’s coronavirus-induced border closure. The six plaintiffs want the government to disclose the information it relied upon when deciding to close the state’s borders. Amongst other things, they contend that the border closure breaches their constitutional right to travel freely within Australia and goes beyond what is necessary to control the virus’s spread.
HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET