Aboriginal Australian

Aboriginal Australians born overseas cannot be deported, court rules

The ruling is being seen as a historic moment for the recognition of Australia's first inhabitants.

The case relates to an appeal by two men who have Aboriginal heritage but foreign citizenship, and were to be deported over their criminal record.

The government said the ruling created "a new category of persons" under law.

Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love - who had no prior connection - were born in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea respectively but moved to Australia as children.