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General Division

Koka and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (Citizens

The applicant sought a review of a refusal of his application to become a citizen by descent. The decision was remitted for reconsideration with the direction that his eligibility stemmed from an adopted parent being an Australian citizen.

Leggett and Child Support Registrar (Child support) [2019] AATA 230 (22 February 2019)

The applicant sought a review of a decision refusing to cancel his Departure Prohibition Order (DPO) on humanitarian grounds. The AAT affirmed the decision under review.

Rao and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 4475 (5 November 2019)

The applicant sought an extension of time on their citizen application. The AAT found the applicant did not meet the general residence requirements and therefore would likely not have succeeded on a full merits-based hearing.


Migration and Refugee Division

1713412 (Migration) [2019] AATA 5275 (22 November 2019)

The AAT remitted the matter to the Department of Home Affairs for reconsideration citing compassionate or compelling reasons to waive requirements that visa applicants do not give bogus documents or information that is false or misleading.

Ayalew (Migration) [2019] AATA 4035 (16 September 2019)

The applicants were unable to satisfy the AAT that they intended to comply with all the conditions of a visitor (Sponsor Family) visa. The AAT affirmed the decision not to grant the visas.

Deng (Migration) [2019] AATA 2174 (5 March 2019)

In this matter, the AAT found the applicant had provided bogus documents with their student visa application and so affirmed the decision that the applicant did not meet the Public Interest Criterion 4020 (PIC 4020).

Henriques De Oliveira (Migration) [2019] AATA 5143 (20 November 2019)

In this matter, the applicants did not meet the requirements for a Subclass 457 temporary business entry visa due to amendments to the temporary work Subclass 457 visa program. The AAT affirmed the Department’s decision.

Jamshaad (Migration) [2020] AATA 96 (22 January 2020)

The applicant was a three-year old with significant disabilities and care needs. The AAT set aside the decision under review and remitted it to the Department of Home affairs for reconsideration.

Krishna Kant Pty Ltd ATF The Trustee for the DNP Trust (Migration) [2019] AATA 304 (15 January 2019)

The applicant sought a review to approve the nomination of a position in Australia. The AAT was satisfied that there was a genuine need for the paid employee and that they met the requirements for approval of the nominated position.


Social Services and Child Support Division

Terry and Child Support Registrar (Child support) [2019] AATA 2532

The applicant sought an extension of time for an AAT first review of a decision regarding child support payments for school fees. The AAT considered the extension of time unfair to other applicants and refused the application.