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High Court of Australia Alexander ruling

The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Media Release

Attorney-General
Cabinet Secretary
The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP

Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Cyber Security
The Hon Clare O'Neil MP

Joint media release

The Government notes the decision of the High Court of Australia in Alexander v Minister for Home Affairs [2022].

The Government will examine the judgment and its implications in detail.

It is important to note that there is no threat to Australia as a result of today's decision.

The Australian Government has a range of measures available to manage the risk posed to Australians by individuals offshore including the Temporary Exclusion Order regime which can prohibit an individual returning to Australia for up to two years.