Direction 53 & GTE: mandatory considerations?

Federal Court (Full Court). Direction No 53 set out the factors decision-makers should take into account in determining whether a student visa satisfied the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement. Are decision-makers required to consider all of those factors and make findings about them in circumstances where the applicant does not place reliance on any of those factors? Does the same answer apply to the current direction, namely Direction No 69?

The Full Court of the Federal Court (FCAFC) answered the above question regarding Direction 53 as follows:

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