Judicial review: time extension

Federal Court: Although this decision concerned a non-migration matter, it could be relevant to migration matters. Construction Occupations Registrar made a decision that it would only grant a licence subject to annotations. Applicant applied to FCA for judicial review of Registrar's decision under ADJR Act, but almost 6 months late. Was the fact that there was no barrier to the Applicant making a fresh licence application a factor that should go in favour of the FCA granting time extension? If so, could that same argument be made in a case where a non-citizen missed the deadline for judicial review application but is not barred by s 48 or any other provision from making a further visa application of the same class as the one that was refused?

The Federal Court (FCA) answered the above question as follows:

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