High Court of Australia

The Republic of Nauru v WET040 [No 2] [2018] HCA 60

5 Dec 2018

Case Number: M154/2017


Gageler, Nettle, Edelman JJ


Immigration – Refugees – Nauru – Appeal as of right from Supreme Court of Nauru – Where Secretary of Department of Justice and Border Control determined respondent not refugee and not owed complementary protection – Where Refugee Status Review Tribunal affirmed Secretary's determination – Where Supreme Court of Nauru allowed appeal because Tribunal found respondent's claims implausible without rational basis – Whether Tribunal's reasons adequate.

Words and phrases – "adequate reasons", "basic inconsistencies", "implausible", "independent country information", "probative material", "rational inference", "speculation or conjecture".

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – s 430(1).

Refugees Convention Act 2012 (Nr) – s 34(4).

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