Citizenship

Navab Esfahani and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2018] AATA 4221

The AAT affirmed the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to refuse Australian citizenship to the applicant finding he did not pass the character due to his past conduct. 

Nkali and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 76

The AAT affirmed the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to refuse to grant Australia citizenship to the applicant. The applicant did not satisfy the general residence requirement because they were an unlawful citizen a year prior to their application. 

QSNT and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 248

The AAT set aside the Department of Home Affairs’ decision to refuse to grant Australian citizenship to the applicant. The primary issue was whether the AAT was satisfied of the applicant's identity. 


Disability Support Pension

Dixon and Secretary, Department of Social Services (Social services second review) [2019] AATA 208

This review was about the applicant’s entitlement to the Disability Support Pension for his epilepsy, pancreatitis and anxiety. The issue in this matter was whether the applicant attracted the required 20 impairment points to qualify for the payment.


Migration and Refugee Division

1602764 (Refugee) [2019] AATA 212

The AAT affirmed the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to refuse the applicant’s Protection visa. The applicant claimed that he feared returning to China because he believed he would be persecuted for being a Roman Catholic. The AAT found the applicant manufactured his evidence.

1708371 (Refugee) [2018] AATA 4974

The AAT set aside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to cancel the applicants’ Protection visas. The Department found that the applicants, Faili Kurds from Iran, provided incorrect information in their visa applications.

Rodrigues (Migration) [2019] AATA 290

The AAT affirmed the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to refuse to grant a Skilled Independent (Permanent) visa to the applicant. The AAT considered the applicant’s attributes against the points test and found he did not reach the qualifying score of 60.


National Disability Insurance Scheme

Sing and National Disability Insurance Agency [2018] AATA 4411

The applicant, a participant of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, requested additional supports in her plan. The requested supports included a sport physiologist’s attendance at gym sessions and tennis coaching. The AAT affirmed the NDIA’s decision to refuse the additional supports.