Recent Cases

CLM18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCAFC 170 (08 October 2019) (Perram, Robertson and Abraham JJ)


MIGRATION – whether the Minister’s exercise of his power under s 46A(2C) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to revoke his determination to allow certain persons (including the appellant) to lodge an application for a Temporary Protection visa or Safe Haven Enterprise visa under s 46A(1) was subject to a requirement of procedural fairness, and if so, whether the appellant was afforded procedural fairness

MIGRATION – whether the Minister ‘noting’ and commenting on a Departmental submission about the manner in which an Informed Referral to Status Resolution (IRSR) process would be undertaken by officers of the Department in relation to the appellant constituted a ‘personal procedural decision’ of the Minister – whether the possibility of detention being prolonged is a sufficient interest to engage a duty to afford procedural fairness in conducting the IRSR process – where Minister accepted that, if a duty were owed, the appellant was not afforded procedural fairness