AAT Bulletin Issue # 22 – 3 June 2019

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to citizenship & migration review decisions

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to the following citizenship and migration review decisions:


Haidari and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 997 (28 May 2019); Mr R Maguire, Member CITIZENSHIP – citizenship cancellation – not of good character – counterfeit driver’s licence – decision under review affirmed

Nguyen and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 998 (27 May 2019); Deputy President J W Constance CITIZENSHIP – application for review of decision to revoke Applicant’s Australian citizenship – where Applicant committed serious breaches of Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) and Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – where Applicant not otherwise of good character – whether contrary to public interest for Applicant to remain an Australian citizen – whether discretion not to revoke citizenship should be exercised – importance of maintaining integrity of visa and citizenship programs – decision under review affirmed


PHMK and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2019] AATA 1002 (27 May 2019); Senior Member Theodore Tavoularis MIGRATION – Non-revocation of mandatory cancellation of visa on character grounds – Class BS Subclass 801 Partner visa – where Applicant did not satisfy the character test – whether there is any other reason why the mandatory cancellation decision should be revoked – application of Primary and Other Considerations in Direction No 79 – decision under review affirmed

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au

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