Full Court Minute Books

Case M143/2013

FTZK v. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Anor

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

6/05/2013 Federal Court of Australia (Gray J, Dodds-Streeton J, Kerr J)

[2013] FCAFC 44


Administrative law - Jurisdictional error  - Appellant asylum seeker accused of involvement in kidnapping-murder while in China - Appellant argued accusation motivated by appellant's religious practices - Administrative Appeals Tribunal ("AAT") found appellant's account and conduct subsequent accusation constituted "serious reasons" for considering appellant had committed a serious political crime - AAT therefore found that Refugee Convention did not apply - Whether decision of AAT took into account irrelevant considerations - Whether decision affected by jurisdictional error.

Short Particulars


08/11/2013 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

22/11/2013 Notice of appeal

04/12/2013 Submitting appearance (Second Respondent)

13/12/2013 Written submissions (Appellant)

13/12/2013 Chronology (Appellant)

14/01/2014 Written submissions (First Respondent)

28/01/2014 Reply

18/02/2014 Consent order changing name of First Respondent

11/03/2014 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

27/06/2014 Judgment  (Judgment summary)