Federal Court: Appellant was refused a subclass 457 visa and applied to the AAT for merits review, despite not satisfying the old s 338(2)(d), which required, at the time of that merits review application, the existence of an approved nomination or a pending merits review application of a refused nomination. Was "the Tribunal’s jurisdiction ... capable of 'correction' through the lodgement of a fresh nomination from the appellant’s new employer"? If so, was it unreasonable for the AAT to refuse to adjourn the proceedings so that the new nomination could be approved in the meantime?
The Federal Court answered those questions as follows:
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