Recent Cases

BFH16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2020] FCAFC 54 (31 March 2020) (Murphy, O’Bryan and Snaden JJ)


MIGRATION – refugees – protection visa – refusal to grant protection visa under section 65 of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – Administrative Appeals Tribunal – review by Tribunal under Pt 7 of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – appeal from Federal Circuit Court of Australia – applicants’ claim for protection grounded on claim to be member of particular social group, being homosexuals in Pakistan – appeals allowed – matters remitted to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – administrative law – judicial review – jurisdictional error – whether decision by Tribunal unreasonable, irrational or illogical – whether certain factual findings made by the Tribunal lacked an evident and intelligible justification or the reasoning was not open on the evidence or lacked a logical connection between the evidence and the conclusions drawn – applicable principles – whether evidence of particular facts rationally probative of a fact in issue – materiality of reasoning in error – writ of certiorari issued – writ of mandamus issued