Federal Court: A delegate of the Minister refused a protection visa application and provided written reasons, pursuant to s 66 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth). Those reasons contained the date of the decision, but not the time. The matter was automatically referred to the Immigration Assessing Authority (IAA) under s 463CA, which required the IAA to review the decision as soon as reasonably practicable after the delegate "made" the decision. Did the fact that the letter was silent as to the time of the delegate's decision mean that there was no decision to refer to the IAA?
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