Tag: s 75(v)

Overcoming Graham: The s 75(v) constitutional guarantee and non-disclosure in migration and citizenship decisions


The Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020 (Cth) (the Bill) was introduced to the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 10 December 2020. It has since been considered by the Senate Standing … Read the rest

The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and what it says about judicial review and administrative law

This is the fourth in a special series of posts on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report, examining whether Australian administrative law is still fit for purpose. To see other posts in this series, click here.

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Habeas Corpus, Jurisdiction, and Aboriginal-Identifying People in Immigration Detention: McHugh v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCAFC 223


On 11 December 2020 the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered judgment for Mr McHugh. Mr McHugh claimed that he was being held in immigration detention unlawfully despite being Aboriginal, though he could not prove his … Read the rest

Government Under Law: Smethurst v Commissioner of Police


Is it consistent with the rule of law that a grave overstep of government power is merely paid for when it can be easily reversed? In Smethurst v Commissioner of Police [2020] HCA 14, the High Court … Read the rest

Resolving some ‘anomalies’ and ‘snares’ in judicial review: Probuild Constructions


In 1958 Kenneth Culp Davis said of the common law principles of judicial review of administrative action:

An imaginary system cunningly planned for the evil purpose of thwarting justice and maximising fruitless litigation would copy the major

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