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Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Rajamanikkam [2002] HC

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Rajamanikkam

Immigration - Protection visa - Decision of a delegate to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs refusing the respondent's application for protection visa and refugee status - Delegate's decision affirmed by Refugee Review Tribunal - Respondent from Sri Lanka lodged application for refugee status and protection visa on basis of fear of persecution - Refugee Review Tribunal rejected the respondent's application concluding the primary claim was concocted - Consideration of the scope of "no evidence" ground of review in s 476(1)(g) and s 476(4) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - Whether factors identified by Refugee Review Tribunal going to the credibility of the respondent were based on facts that did not exist - Whether "no evidence" ground made out - Whether particular facts on which the respondent relied did exist - Whether particular facts that did not exist were critical to the making of the Refugee Review Tribunal's decision - Relevance of similar provisions in Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth).

Administrative law - Judicial review of administrative decisions - No evidence ground in Migration Act 1958 (Cth), ss 476(1)(g) and (4) - Adverse finding as to credibility of male applicant for refugee status and protection visa - Whether such finding invalidated in law because "based on" the existence of a particular fact, critical to the decision, found on review to be unsupported by evidence - Importance of distinction between judicial review and merits review of factual conclusions.

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v SGLB [2

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v SGLB

Immigration - Refugees - Procedural fairness - Refugee Review Tribunal - Jurisdictional error - Expert medical advice - Psychological state of applicant assumed to be possible explanation for unsatisfactory evidence - Whether denial of procedural fairness by failing to order further psychological assessment of applicant - Whether denial of procedural fairness by accepting that applicant suffered stress disorder - Whether denial of procedural fairness by acceptance of effects of disorder on applicant without expert medical advice.

Statutes - Construction - Privative clause - Whether putative errors of the Refugee Review Tribunal fell within the operation of s 474 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Ex parte Lam [2003]

Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Ex parte Lam

Administrative Law - Application for certiorari and prohibition - Procedural fairness - Cancellation of applicant's visa for failure to pass character test under s 501(6) of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - Decision maker informed applicant that it would seek information from third party but then did not do so - Whether applicant denied procedural fairness - Legitimate expectation.

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Khawar [2002] HCA 14 (

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Khawar

Immigration - Refugees - Application for protection visa - Well-founded fear of persecution - Applicant, a citizen of Pakistan, allegedly victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband and his family - Whether failure by State to provide effective police protection against domestic violence capable of constituting persecution for a Convention reason where the feared violence is perpetrated by non-State agents for non-Convention reasons - Whether Convention requirement that putative refugee be "unwilling to avail himself of the protection" of the country of nationality refers to protection by the State within the country of origin or to diplomatic or consular protection available to citizens who are outside the country of origin - Whether selective or discriminatory failure by State to enforce the criminal law against non-State actors who assault members of a particular social group capable of constituting persecution under the Convention.

Immigration - Refugees - Application for protection visa - Membership of a particular social group - Applicant, a citizen of Pakistan, allegedly victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband and his family - Whether "women in Pakistan" a particular social group - Whether applicant may fall within a more narrowly defined social group.

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Wang [2003] HCA 11 (12

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Wang

Immigration - Review - Refugee Review Tribunal - Orders made by Federal Court on application for review - Where Tribunal erred in law in making earlier decision - Power of Court to refer matter to Tribunal constituted by member who made earlier decision - Power of Court to give direction as to constitution of Tribunal - Proper considerations in exercise of such discretion - Whether direction in the interests of justice - Whether necessary to do justice to preserve Tribunal's findings of fact on first review.

Immigration - Review - Refugee Review Tribunal - Nature of proceedings before - How Tribunal in second hearing should regard findings of fact made in first hearing.

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