High Court of Australia

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v CED16 [2020] HCA 24

30 Jun 2020

Case Number: S347/2019




Immigration – Refugees – Application for protection visa – Immigration Assessment Authority ("Authority") – Review by Authority under Pt 7AA of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – Where delegate of Minister for Immigration and Border Protection refused to grant first respondent protection visa – Where decision referred to Authority for review – Where Authority ordinarily obliged to consider "review material" provided by Secretary of Department of Immigration and Border Protection ("Secretary") without considering "new information" – Where review material must include material considered by Secretary to be relevant to review – Where review material included identity assessment form – Where Authority notified that s 473GB applied to identity assessment form – Where notification included certificate purporting to certify that disclosure of information or matter contained in identity assessment form contrary to public interest – Where certificate invalid – Where certificate not before delegate at time of making decision under review – Whether certificate "new information" within meaning of s 473DC(1) – Whether certificate a "document" or contained "information" – Whether Authority could be inferred to have considered that certificate may have been relevant to conduct of review.

Words and phrases – "certificate", "document", "documentation or information of an evidentiary nature", "fact, subject or event", "fast track reviewable decision", "identity assessment form", "information", "new information", "notification", "procedural obligation", "protection visa", "relevant", "relevant to the conduct of the review", "review material".

Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – Pt 7AA.

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