Victoria is now in a declared "State of Disaster" with category 4 lockdown and some States have closed their borders to Victorians, as well as to their own residents who have been living elsewhere. In this episode we speak to Constitutional Law expert, Professor Kim Rubenstein from the University of Canberra about how the Australian Constitution is being used by Clive Palmer to challenge the WA border closures, and discuss what the High Court will consider when determining whether the closures are lawful.
This is a critical legal issue which will have far reaching implications for many Australians currently living interstate. We interview, Amber, a Western Australian with family in Perth, who recently moved to Melbourne for study and now finds themself unable to return to WA despite facing homelessness in Melbourne.*
*Update (05/08/2020) - Our guest Amber was granted an exemption by the WA State Government to enter Western Australia after our interview regarding their circumstnaces.
During the episode Professor Kim Rubenstein made reference to the following oral history record about Marlene Ann Hall:
Previous High Court Judgements referred to in discussion: