COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS

Questions referred pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)
Re Robert John Day AO

Case No.

C14/2016

Case Information

Catchwords

Questions referred by the Senate - Court of Disputed Returns - Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) - s376, s377 - Qualification of Senator - Constitution - s44(v) - Direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth -  Whether former Senator was at any time incapable of sitting as a Senator.

Documents*

07/11/2016 Questions referred by the Senate

21/11/2016 Determination (Single Justice, Canberra v/link Sydney)

21/11/2016 Directions Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra v/link Sydney)

22/11/2016 Order (French CJ, 21/11/2016)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Tangilanu v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case No.

M92/2016

Case Information

Catchwords

Application for New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa - application refused - alleged denial of procedural fairness.

Documents*

05/07/2016 Application for an order to show cause

03/11/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

15/11/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Plaintiff A33/2016 v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case No.

A33/2016

Case Information

Catchwords

Application for protection visa - application rejected by a delegate of the defendant - application for review to RRT filed out of time - delegate failed to observe the requirements of procedural fairness

Documents*

30/06/2016 Application for an order to show cause

05/09/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne v/link Adelaide)

26/10/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne v/link Adelaide)

02/12/2016 Written submissions (Plaintiff)

23/12/2016 Written submissions (Defendant)

13/01/2017 Reply (Plaintiff)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Te Puia v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case No.

P58/2016

Related matter:

M97/2016 – Graham v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case Information

Catchwords

decision made by the Minister to cancel applicant’s visa pursuant to s 501(3) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)  - application for judicial review filed in Federal Court - is s501(3) invalid in so far as it permits Minister to cancel a visa in reliance on information that is "protected" from production to a court under s503A(2)(c) and (d)

Documents*

27/10/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

10/11/2016 Special Case Stated

11/11/2016 Cause removed from Federal Court of Australia

14/11/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

12/12/2016 Written submissions (Applicant)

27/01/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

10/02/2017 Reply

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

Graham v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case No.

M97/2016

Related matter:

P58/2016 – Te Puia v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Case Information

Catchwords

decision made by the Minister personally to cancel applicant’s visa pursuant to s 501(3) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) – whether beyond power of Parliament to authorise decision under s501(3) in reliance on information protected from disclosure by s503A - whether decision based on mistake of law  - whether in finding that cancellation of visa was in national interest, defendant acted upon misunderstanding of the Act and/or failed to make a critical finding of fact

Documents*

15/07/2016 Application for an order to show cause

11/08/2016 Notice of constitutional matter (Plaintiff)

27/10/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

10/11/2016 Special Case Stated

14/11/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Melbourne)

12/12/2016 Written submissions (Plaintiff)

27/01/2017 Written submissions (Defendant)

10/02/2017 Reply (Plaintiff)

*The due dates shown for documents on this page are indicative only. 

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