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Federal Court Decision Identifies Some Grounds For Contesting Mandatory Visa Cancellations

A very close reading of the Tribunal's Decision Record might yield benefits for clients Is there any workable strategy for contesting a visa cancellation...

Another Case Involving Character Test

Federal Court decision points the way to a strategy for fighting refusals Is there an effective way to fight a visa refusal on character grounds? This...

Decision Reveals Strategy For Fighting Cancellation Of 457 Visas

Court holds that Department newsletter contains effective promise that visas will not be cancelled for breach of Condition 8107 provided that a new nomination...

Protection Visas On Complementary Protection Grounds

Federal Court holds that evidence that applicant would be subject to harsh prison conditions in receiving country is relevant Will failure by the Tribunal...

Consequential Visa Cancellation Under Section 140 Of The Migration Act

Federal Court decision confirms that there's no avenue for contesting these cancellations Exactly how powerful is the “consequential cancellation” provision, section 140 of the Migration...

What Are The Legal Consequences If Tribunal Does Not Make Audio Recording Of Hearing?

Federal Court holds it is not jurisdictional error - and neither is a "miscarriage of justice"! Wow! Here is an interesting question, or questions: Suppose the Tribunal...

Fighting Visa Cancellation On Character Grounds

A series of recent decisions from the Full Court shows the way! Is there any workable and effective strategy to challenge the cancellation of a...

Submission Of False Passport Leads To Cancellation Of Citizenship Approval

A cautionary tale about a mistake with serious consequences! How is it possible to mess up an otherwise perfectly good citizenship application? What kind of mistakes...

Unusual Citizenship Case In The Tribunal

The Tribunal has a look at the "special residence" exception Here’s an unusual case under the Australian Citizenship Act for your consideration. It involves the question...

Limitations On Sponsorships For Partner Visas

Decision highlights issues that must be considered by Tribunal in determining whether compelling circumstances justify waiving the limits Have you been frustrated by a decision...
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