AAT Bulletin Issue # 13 – 1 April 2019

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to a migration review decision and a review decision of a MARA application refusal

The latest AAT Bulletin contains references to the following citizenship and migration review decisions:


Amoorthum and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2019] AATA 536 (25 March 2019); Senior Member R Cameron

MIGRATION – visa refusal on character grounds – whether the Applicant passes the character test – more than remote or trivial chance of reoffending – Applicant does not pass the character test – whether the visa application should be refused – consideration of relevant factors – decision set aside and remitted with direction

Profession and Trades

Michan-Ranieri and Migration Agents Registration Authority [2019] AATA 556 (27 March 2019); Mr C Edwardes, Member

MIGRATION AGENT REGISTRATION – application for registration – prohibition on registration conditional on satisfaction that applicant meets particular requirements – meaning of ‘passed a prescribed exam’ – components of prescribed exam – English language testing – requirement for minimum scores in overall English test and each sub-test – requirement not satisfied through aggregated scores – decision affirmed

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au

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