Recent Cases

DWA17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] FCAFC 160 (13 September 2019) (McKerracher, Banks-Smith and Jackson JJ)


MIGRATION – appeal from decision of Federal Circuit Court affirming decision of Immigration Assessment Authority to refuse a protection visa – where Authority possessed a written record of appellant’s entry interview but incomplete audio recording of interview – where Authority rejected certain claims in part because they were not raised at the entry interview – whether Authority fulfilled its statutory task – no error disclosed in the reasons of the Authority or Federal Circuit Court

MIGRATION – where Authority drew conclusions from news articles – where news articles not in evidence – whether Authority acted illogically or unreasonably in drawing conclusions – reading of reasons as a whole – no error disclosed – appeal dismissed with costs