High Court grants special leave in cuckoo-smurfing cases

On 22 March 2019, Chief Justice Kiefel and Justice Bell granted special leave to the applicants for exclusion orders, who had each failed in:

  • the NSW Court of Appeal in Lordianto v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2018] NSWCA 199; and
  • the WA Court of Appeal in Commissioner of Australian Federal Police v Kalimuthu (No 2) [2018] WASCA 192.

The decisions have been the subject of earlier newsletters, which can be viewed here: