High Court: April 2020

Reporting and analysis of the latest key judgments from the High Court of Australia. By DAVID KELSEY-SUGG.

High Court: March 2020

Reporting and analysis of the latest key judgments from the High Court of Australia. By DAVID KELSEY-SUGG.

An emergent duty of care owed by Australia to asylum seekers?

The Minister for Immigration owed a duty of care to a refugee at Papua New Guinea by reason of the salient features listed in Stavar:…

Family violence – the immigration law context

As a result of evidentiary requirements as to what constitutes ‘relevant family violence’ it can be difficult to take advantage of the statutory provisions which…

The renewed focus on border protection

The proposed removal of legal practitioners from the migration agent’s regulatory scheme presents an opportunity for all lawyers to more freely provide migration law advice….

Battle of the high seas: offshore resources workers & executive vs legislative power

The Full Federal Court in Australian Maritime Officers’ Union v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCAFC 45 (26 March 2015) ruled invalid…

Breaking up is hard to-do: dual regulation of migration lawyers set to end

Immigration lawyers are currently the only practitioners in Australia subject to dual regulation. By ROBERT WALSH and SIMON HAAG.