Federal Court. A visa application is only made once the VAC is received. This decision confirms that VACs paid by funds transfer (e.g. BPAY) are "taken not to have been received until the payment is electronically matched to the applicant's Internet application form". As the Court interpreted the relevant legislation (including reg 2.12JA) the same way RMAs have for 16 years, there is no reason to be alarmed by this decision.
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