Child Support

Lander and Child Support Registrar (Child Support) [2018] AATA 1706

The AAT reviewed a decision about the extension of time to object to a child support decision made by the Department of Human Services.


Citizenship

Welday and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2018] AATA 1851

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection refused the applicant’s citizenship application because they were not satisfied of the applicant's identity after she could not produce a birth certificate. The AAT remitted the matter to the Department.


Compensation

Nguyen and Comcare (Compensation) [2018] AATA 1623

The applicant made a claim for compensation to Comcare for depression and stress she claimed to have developed during her employment at the Department of Defence. The AAT affirmed Comcare's decision that the applicant was not entitled to compensation.


Migration and Refugee

1617804 (Refugee) [2018] AATA 1693

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection refused the applicant's Protection visa. The applicant claimed to fear returning to Malaysia because he was in a de facto relationship with his partner, something he claimed was not allowed under Islamic law. The AAT affirmed the decision.

Kapene Te Amo (Migration) [2018] AATA 2214

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection refused the applicant’s Subclass 444 visa. At the time of the decision the applicant had serious convictions, as well as serious charges standing against him. The AAT affirmed the decision.

Tran (Migration) [2018] AATA 1925

A delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection refused the visa applicant a Child visa. The visa applicant, who was 18 years old and living in Vietnam, was seeking the visa because she was dependent on her mother, an Australian permanent resident. The Tribunal set aside the decision.


Social Services (second review)

Forner and Secretary, Department of Social Services (Social services second review) [2018] AATA 1512

The AAT heard a matter about whether assets that the applicant had given to her grandchildren should be included in the calculation of her age pension. The Department of Human Services decided that the assets should be included. The AAT varied the decision. 


Taxation

TZSX and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2018] AATA 1348

The applicant in this matter was prohibited from leaving Australia by the Commissioner of Taxation because of his outstanding $33 million tax debt. The AAT reviewed the Commissioner's decision to refuse the applicant a Departure Authorisation Certificate to visit the UK. The AAT affirmed the decision.