Materiality test a balancing or binary exercise?

Federal Court (Full Court). This decision confirms that, when a decision-maker is balancing various factors in determining whether a criterion is satisfied and finds that such a criterion is not satisfied, the fact that it found one of those factors to go in favour of satisfying the criterion does not mean that an error in the assessment of that factor was not material to the outcome of the decision. After all, more weight could have been attributed to that factor, had the error not been made, which could have led to the criterion being satisfied.

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