Is s 210 relevant to protection visa applications?

Federal Court. Appellant's protection visa application was refused. At AAT, he claimed that, if returned to his home country, he would be homeless and destitute due to his financial predicament and would be detained as a result. Generally speaking, s 210 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) provides that a non-citizen is liable to pay the Commonwealth the costs of his/her removal or deportation. In determining whether Appellant would become homeless in his home country, should AAT have considered the effect of s 210, which would impose a further financial burden on him?

The Federal Court (FCA) answered that question as follows:

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