Recent Cases

BJK17 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2019] FCAFC 171 (11 October 2019) (Middleton, Bromberg and Snaden JJ)


MIGRATION – protection visas – appeals from decisions of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia – applications for judicial review of decisions of the Immigration Assessment Authority (the “Authority”) – decision by the first respondent refusing application by a father and his son for protection visas – whether the Authority committed jurisdictional error – whether the Authority was reviewing one or two decisions – whether information supplied to Authority ahead of review was “new information” – whether Authority had regard to contentions advanced – whether it was legally unreasonable for the Authority to consider new information in respect of the father but not the son – whether Authority unreasonably failed to consider exercising its power to invite the father to an interview or to otherwise get new information – appeals dismissed