Recent Cases

Singh v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCAFC 46 (24 March 2023) (MORTIMER, SNADEN AND RAPER JJ)


MIGRATION – appeal from a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia – primary judge dismissed application for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“Tribunal”) – appellant applied for a visa – application was denied on the basis that he did not pass the character test under s 501(6) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (“Act”) – appellant earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault, following which he was fined with no conviction recorded – decision to refuse visa was affirmed by the Tribunal – whether primary judge erred in finding that the Tribunal did not fail to consider the appellant’s submission that he had been “tested in the community” from the point at which his guilt was admitted – whether primary judge erred in finding that the Tribunal was correct to find that there was no temporal limitation on its assessment of risk under s 501(6)(d) of the Act – whether the primary judge erred in concluding that the Tribunal did not misconstrue para 8.1 of Direction No. 90 – Visa refusal and cancellation under s501 and revocation of a mandatory cancellation of a visa under s501CA – Tribunal decision not attended by jurisdictional error – primary judge did not err by so concluding – appeal dismissed with costs