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Crisp and Secretary, Department of Education and Training [2019] AATA 5295 (9 December 2019)

The applicant enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Aviation, receiving a FEE-HELP loan to pay his fees. He claimed he was unable to complete his Diploma due to special circumstances and applied to have his FEE-HELP debt re-credited.

The Department refused to re-credit the applicant’s FEE-HELP debt after internal review. The applicant applied to the AAT for review of this decision citing ‘special circumstances’ which made it impracticable for him to complete the course.

Migration and Refugee

Chen (Migration) [2019] AATA 4282 (2 October 2019)

The applicant sought a review of a Department of Immigration and Border Protection decision refusing her a temporary student visa. She applied for the visa on the basis of being in a de facto relationship with the primary student visa holder.

Du (Migration) [2019] AATA 4289 (30 September 2019)

The Department of Home Affairs refused the applicant a temporary student visa on the basis she was not enrolled in a course of study. The applicant sought an AAT review. While the AAT was satisfied that, at the time of the decision, she was enrolled in a course, there was no evidence enrolment was maintained or that she was currently enrolled.

Dynamic Education Group Pty Ltd (Migration) [2019] AATA 4576 (9 October 2019)

The applicant’s employer nomination visa application was refused because the Immigration Department was not satisfied it met requirements. The applicant provided additional information to the AAT at review. The AAT set aside the decision and approved the nomination.

Raja (Migration) [2019] AATA 4046 (19 September 2019)

The applicant sought a review of a Department of Home Affairs decision refusing him a temporary student visa on the grounds of inadequate health insurance evidence.

The AAT reviewed evidence and remitted the application to the Department for reconsideration.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Hiney and National Disability Insurance Agency [2019] AATA 3643 (10 September 2019)

The National Disability Insurance Agency did not provide for access to the applicant’s preferred interstate prosthetist in his funding plan. He applied to the AAT for a review of an internal NDIS decision to confirm the approval of its initial decision.

Taxation and Commercial

ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (In Liq) and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2019] AATA 5981

In this matter the Tribunal reviewed a decision by the Commissioner of Taxation relating to input tax credits for a business involved in gold refinery.

Veterans' Entitlements

Hollywood and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (Compensation) [2019] AATA 5032 (2

The applicant sought a review of a Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (the Commission) decision rejecting his claims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence related to his service in the Royal Australian Navy from 1971 to 1972.