General Division

WXDX and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Migration) [2017] AATA 2851

The applicant was refused a visa by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection as he did not pass the 'character test' based on an alleged risk that he would harass, molest, intimidate or stalk another person in Australia. The Tribunal set aside the decision and substituted a decision that the applicant passed the ‘character test’.


Migration and Refugee Division

1512555 (Refugee) [2017] AATA 2764

The applicant was refused a protection visa by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Tribunal affirmed this decision. The applicant claimed protection on the ground that a drug trafficker and his relative, who is a powerful public official, would harm him because of his involvement in a law enforcement operation in China during 1997.

Buckley (Migration) [2018] AATA 7

The applicant’s skilled visa was cancelled by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection who found the applicant provided false information and bogus documents in his application. The Tribunal substituted the delegate's decision with one not to cancel the visa.

Javoric (Migration) [2017] AATA 2627

Applications for a carer visa were refused by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and this decision was affirmed by the Tribunal. The review applicant was the sponsor, an Australian resident, for the visas sought by his sister as his carer and her husband and their child as dependants.

Nguyen (Migration) [2018] AATA 26

The applicant’s visa was refused by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and the Tribunal affirmed this decision. The refusal was due to the failure of the applicant to attach an AFP criminal check to his application in time.

Rhee (Migration) [2017] AATA 2800

The applicant’s visa was cancelled by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and this decision was affirmed by the Tribunal. The visa was cancelled because the applicant failed to disclose his previous visa history.


Social Services and Child Support Division

Elson and Child Support Registrar (Child support) [2017] AATA 2951

A decision was made by the Department of Human Services not to change the care percentages in a child support assessment after it was alleged the pattern of care of a child had changed. The Tribunal considered whether the rate of child support should change.

Vardy and Wilmot (Child support) [2018] AATA 82

The Tribunal made a decision to depart from the assessment formula and vary the rate of child support payable based on the special circumstances of the children in relation to the cost of education.


Taxation and Commercial Division

McLean and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2017] AATA 2566

A delegate of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission made a banning order which prohibited the applicant from providing any financial services due to market manipulation. The Tribunal affirmed this decision.


Veterans' Appeals Division

Stevens and Repatriation Commission (Veterans' entitlements) [2017] AATA 2419

The Veterans’ Review Board made a decision to refuse a claim by the applicant for his Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to be accepted as service-related and the Tribunal affirmed this decision. The Tribunal considered whether or not the PTSD was ‘war-caused’.