Federal Court: The Minister issued a non-disclosure certificate under s 438 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to the Tribunal relating to matters that were relevant to the Tribunal's decision. Can it be said that "the fact that evidence [given by the Minister] is relevant to an administrative decision does not mean that the decision maker is obliged to take the evidence into account unless it is also constitutes a mandatory relevant consideration"? Important: this decision says nothing about whether relevant information given by a visa applicant or holder is a mandatory consideration. The above question concerns only information given by the Minister to another administrative decision-maker.
The Federal Court answered that question as follows:
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