High Court of Australia

Plaintiff S4/2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] HCA 34

88 ALJR 847; 312 ALR 537

11 Sep 2014

Case Number: S4/2014

Before

French CJ, Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel, Keane JJ

Catchwords

Migration – Refugees – Minister decided to consider whether to exercise power under s 46A(2) of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) to permit plaintiff to apply for protection visa – Plaintiff detained while Minister's department inquired into plaintiff's eligibility for protection visa – Minister's department determined plaintiff satisfied requirements for protection visa – Minister made no decision to permit or refuse to permit plaintiff to apply for protection visa – Minister exercised power under s 195A(2) to grant plaintiff temporary safe haven visa and temporary humanitarian concern visa – Temporary safe haven visa engaged bar imposed by s 91K on making valid application for protection visa – Whether grants of temporary safe haven visa and temporary humanitarian concern visa invalid – Whether decision to grant temporary safe haven visa severable from decision to grant temporary humanitarian concern visa – Whether Minister bound to permit valid application for protection visa – Whether Minister bound to determine how s 46A(2) power will be exercised.

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – ss 46A, 91K, 195A.
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