High Court of Australia

Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Ex parte Lam [2003] HCA 6

214 CLR 1; 77 ALJR 699; 195 ALR 502

12 Feb 2003

Case Number: B33/2001

Before

Gleeson CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Hayne, Callinan JJ

Catchwords

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.

Words and phrases – "legitimate expectation".

Constitution – s 75(v).

Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) – s 32.

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – ss 499, 501(2), (5), (6), (7).

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