Recent Cases

Commonwealth of Australia v Snell [2019] FCAFC 57 (11 April 2019) (Allsop CJ, Reeves and Derrington JJ)


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Administrative Appeals Tribunal – whether issue estoppel arises in respect of matters decided in earlier decision concerning the same parties – whether Tribunal able to not consider relevant and probative evidence because of existence of earlier decision – power to reconsider earlier decision under Seafarers Act negates any limitation on evidence which Tribunal should consider when reviewing a subsequent decision – appeal allowed