High Court of Australia

Plaintiff B15a v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 24

19 Jun 2015

Case Number: B15/2015


Kiefel J


Migration – Unauthorised maritime arrivals – Section 5AA(1A) of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) provides that person is an unauthorised maritime arrival if "a parent of the person is, at the time of the person's birth, an unauthorised maritime arrival" – Whether s 23 of Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) required "a parent" to be read as "both parents".

Practice and procedure – Summary determination of action without trial – Whether affidavit evidence sufficient to create controversy which should be resolved by litigation – Where there would be no utility in a trial.

Words and phrases – "unauthorised maritime arrival".

Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) – s 23.

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – ss 5AA(1A), 46A(1).

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