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Child Support

Nelson and Bonham (Child support) [2020] AATA 588 (10 February 2020)

In this review of the pattern of care of a 16 year old child, the AAT had to consider the impact of the mother’s decision to relocate to another country for five months.

Wilder and Southgate (Child support) [2020] AATA 579 (11 February 2020)

The AAT had to decide whether there was evidence a father had regular care of his older child after she relocated interstate.


Jacobs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Migration) [2020] AATA 1524 (27 May 2020)

The AAT had to decide whether there was a reason to revoke the mandatory cancellation of an applicant’s visa.

Mailau 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 has a long criminal history but also strong family ties to Australia.

Migration and Refugee

1614946 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 660 (4 February 2020)

In this case, the applicant’s generalised fears about his personal safety and of the effects of economic and political instability in his home country do not amount to a risk of significant harm.

1825788 (Refugee) [2020] AATA 428 (6 February 2020)

The AAT did not have the power to review the merits of the applicant’s claim because the visa had been wrongly granted.

Veterans' Entitlements

Colebatch and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (Compensation) [2020] AATA 34

An employee’s psychiatric condition was not caused by his Defence service, however the adjustment disorder he suffered from arose out of an injury that was service-related.