High Court of Australia

Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 3

11 Feb 2015

Case Number: S297/2013


French CJ, Hayne, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, Keane JJ


Migration – Refugees – Protection visas – Power of Minister under Sched 2, cl 866. 226 of Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) to decide application for protection visa if Minister satisfied that grant of visa "is in the national interest" – Whether cl 866. 226 invalid – Whether cl 866. 226 permitted Minister to refuse to grant protection visa solely on ground that application for visa made by unauthorised maritime arrival.

Administrative law – Judicial review – Mandamus – Return of writ insufficient – Plaintiff sought order issuing peremptory writ of mandamus – Reg 2. 08F of Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) applied where court quashed decision of Minister in relation to application for protection visa and ordered Minister to reconsider application in accordance with law – Whether reg 2. 08F applied.

Words and phrases – "is in the national interest", "peremptory mandamus", "unauthorised maritime arrival".

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – ss 45AA, 46A.

Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) – reg 2. 08F, Sched 2, cl 866. 226.

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