Recent Cases

Khalil v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCAFC 151 (30 August 2019) (Logan, Steward, Jackson JJ)


MIGRATION – appeal from decision of Federal Court of Australia – review by Administrative Appeals Tribunal of decision to refuse visa application – application refused under s 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – Tribunal presumed 84 day period for decision in s 500(6L)(c) of the Act applied – applicant’s counsel withdrew representation immediately prior to review hearing – Tribunal under misapprehension that decision and reasons required within 84 day period – Tribunal fell into jurisdictional error in adjourning review hearing for 24 hours – appeal allowed