Federal Court (Full Court). Judicial review applicant's visa was mandatorily cancelled, but cancellation was revoked by delegate under s 501CA(4) of Migration Act 1958 (Cth). His visa was mandatorily cancelled again under s 501(3A) due to further offences, but this time a delegate refused to revoke cancellation. Was AAT bound to set aside non-revocation decision, on the basis that s 474(1)(a) provided that the revocation decision was final and conclusive?
Some of the questions to the Full Court of the Federal Court (FCAFC) were as follows:
Question 1: Is the Tribunal part of an administrative decision-making continuum?
Question 2: Was the Tribunal bound to set aside the non-revocation decision, on the basis that s 474(1)(a) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) provided that such decision was final and conclusive?
The FCAFC answered those questions as follows:
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