AAT Bulletin Issue # 48 – 10 Dec 2018

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to several migration and citizenship review decisions

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


Duffy and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2018] AATA 4476 (1 November 2018); Mrs JC Kelly, Senior Member

CITIZENSHIP – refusal of citizenship – Applicant will be spending significant period outside of Australia – whether Applicant is likely to reside or continue to reside in Australia – whether Applicant is likely to maintain a close and continuing association with Australia – Applicant has spent lengthy periods in Australia and has developed close ties – set aside and remitted

Waraich and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2018] AATA 4524 (5 December 2018); Dr D Cremean, Senior Member

CITIZENSHIP – decision to refuse application for citizenship by conferral – good character test – convictions for false and misleading statement – public interest – decision set aside and substituted


BBFD and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2018] AATA 4479 (3 December 2018); Senior Member T Tavoularis

MIGRATION – refusal of protection visa pursuant to s 501(1) – applicant does not pass the character test – considerations in Ministerial Direction N0. 65 – whether there is another reason for the discretion to refuse to grant the visa to not be applied – offences committed in New Zealand – offences committed in Australia – decision under review affirmed

Karan and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2018] AATA 4480 (4 December 2018); Senior Member C Puplick AM

MIGRATION – visa refusal – character test – criminal record – multiple offences – violence offence – threatening offence – dishonesty offences – drug offences – traffic offences – property offences – primary and other considerations under Ministerial Direction No. 65 – protection of the Australian community – best interests of minor children in Australia – expectations of the Australian community – other considerations – ties to Australia – extent of impediments if removed – affirmed

ToTK and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2018] AATA 4483 (3 December 2018); Senior Member Mr PW Taylor SC

IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP – mandatory visa cancellation – Refugee visa – failure to pass character test – substantial criminal record – Ministerial Direction no. 65 applied – whether another reason why cancellation decision should be revoked – protection of the Australian community – community expectation – Australian ties – whether applicant will face hardship upon return to home country – risk of persecution on the basis of religion – likelihood of indefinite immigration detention – decision set aside and substituted


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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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