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BHVN and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

The AAT had to decide whether there was another reason to revoke a mandatory decision cancelling the applicant’s visa. He committed a serious crime but also had strong family ties to Australia.

HMDS and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

The AAT had to decide whether there was a good reason to grant the applicant a bridging visa. He was awaiting review of a protection visa application and had strong ties to his young Australian family.


Migration and Refugee

1619347 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 1544 (20 April 2020)

The AAT must decide whether Ethiopia is safe for a former journalist to return to when, until recently, it was known as an oppressive surveillance state.

1707044 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 1376 (24 April 2020)

The AAT has found a Yemeni national who converted to Christianity was at risk of harm if he returned to his home area.

1812821 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 1275 (24 April 2020)

The AAT must decide whether Jordan is safe for a young family who want to raise their children in the Christian faith.

1820986 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 973 (23 April 2020)

An applicant argues he is at risk of significant harm in Sri Lanka because of his political profile and status as a returned asylum seeker.


Social Services (second review)

Greentree and Secretary, Department of Social Services (Social services second review) [2020]

The AAT affirmed a decision a pharmacy student did not qualify for a disability support pension as her condition was not severe, and she was studying and capable of working in the future.