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Inside track: Immigration

09 June 2020

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Court rules Mark Basa's deportation to PNG should be reconsidered 'according to law'
Convicted murderer Mark Basa has won an appeal against his deportation to PNG, the Federal Court citing fears he'd die from ill health if returned (25 May 2020).  More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Current Inquiries

Select Committee on Temporary Migration
The closing date for submissions has been extended to 30 July 2020.  More... 

COVID 19 Update – Individuals transiting through Australia no longer need to apply for a travel exemption
It has been confirmed that individuals who are transiting through Australia do not need to apply for a travel exemption in order to board their ongoing flight. An exemption to this rule applies if you are planning to leave the airport. All nationals not listed must apply for a Transit Visa subclass 771 which is granted for up to 72 hours. For further information on the latest COVID19 updates, visit: the Department of Home Affairs.  More...


Yi and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (Migration) [2020] AATA 1485
MIGRATION – refusal of application for a Partner (Provisional) (Class UF) visa– applicant failed to pass the character test under section 501(6)(d)(i) – whether the discretion in section 501(1) should be exercised – decision under review set aside and substituted.

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