Can an "unauthorised maritime arrival" apply for any type of visa while in Australia? Is the answer determined by s 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)?
Section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) is definitely relevant in determining whether a person can apply for a visa while in Australia. But that is not the only relevant provision in that regard. In fact, the Act contains other provisions that bar a person from applying for a visa while in Australia. Some of those other provisions, such as the following one, are much more restrictive than s 48:
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