Two Australian citizens wrongly sent to immigration detention, department confirms

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton wrongly sent two Australian citizens to immigration detention after cancelling their visas, the immigration department has confirmed.

The case has tinges of the wrongful imprisonment of Cornelia Rau and Vivian Solon. Ms Solon, also an Australian citizen, was wrongly deported to the Philippines in 2001 because immigration officials believed she was an illegal immigrant. She was later compensated to the tune of $4.5 million.

Source: Two Australian citizens wrongly sent to immigration detention, department confirms