High Court of Australia

Wehbe v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] HCA 50

7 Nov 2018

Case Number: S217/2018


Edelman J


Administrative law – Judicial review – Jurisdictional error – Usual requirement that error must be material – When error will be material – Where visa criterion that there is no evidence that plaintiff has given bogus document – Where delegate of Minister for Home Affairs refused visa application because plaintiff provided bogus document – Where plaintiff accepted that document is bogus – Where plaintiff's migration agent made errors in communications with delegate – Whether agent's errors fraudulent – Whether agent's errors material.

Words and phrases – "bogus document", "compassionate or compelling circumstances", "deprived the plaintiff of the possibility of a successful outcome", "false or misleading statement", "jurisdictional error", "material", "materiality", "privative clause decision".

Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) – Sch 2, cl 820. 226, Sch 4, public interest criterion 4020.

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