Federal Court. In Makasa, the High Court decided that the discretionary power under s 501(2) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) could not be enlivened twice based on the same circumstances. Does Makasa provide support for the proposition that a decision-maker cannot consider, for the purpose of the exercise of the discretion under s 501(1), convictions that have been considered in the exercise of the discretion in a prior decision?
The Federal Court answered that question as follows:
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