Matters surrounding fundamental facts of conviction & sentence

Federal Court. In HZCP, FCAFC had held: "The authorities distinguish between cases where a previous conviction is the basis for a decision-maker or reviewing tribunal’s jurisdiction and those where it is not. In the former case, the essential factual basis of the conviction (or sentence, as the case may be) is not able to be reviewed, but the circumstances of the conviction can be reviewed for a purpose other than impugning the conviction itself". Can decision-makers question and explore matters surrounding the fundamental facts of the conviction and sentence?

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