Baby born in Brisbane to asylum seeker not entitled to visa

ONE of the nation's highest courts has rejected a high-profile legal push to decide whether babies born on Australian soil, to families who came to Australia via boat, have a right to stay in Australia as refugees.

Australian-born baby Ferouz, who has been in detention since his birth in November last year, was denied a protection visa because the government claims he came via boat and is therefore an unauthorised maritime arrival.

Maurice Blackburn senior associate Murray Watt said outside court on Wednesday the decision was disappointing.

He said they would consider lodging an appeal.

The Federal Government introduced legislation earlier this month to block a legal loophole and retrospectively deem Ferouz and other babies born on Australian soil to have entered Australia via sea.

Ferouz was born in Brisbane's Mater Hospital and has a Queensland birth certificate.

- APN NEWSDESK.



The trek of a lifetime for a group of Emu Park women

premium_icon The trek of a lifetime for a group of Emu Park women

The four ladies will climb to Mt Everest Base Camp over nine days

Beloved food van severely damaged in Parkhurst accident

Beloved food van severely damaged in Parkhurst accident

Owner was on her way to set up at Paradise Lagoons for the weekend

Wanderers go on goal-scoring spree in CQ League

Wanderers go on goal-scoring spree in CQ League

Impressive first half has them up by six at half-time

Local Partners