Full Court Minute Books

Cases M27-30/2020

Minister for Home Affairs  & Ors v. DLZ18  & Anor
Minister for Home Affairs  & Anor v. Marie Theresa Arthur as Litigation Representative for BXD18
Minister for Home Affairs  & Anor v. FRX17 as litigation representative for FRM17
Minister for Home Affairs  & Anor v. DJA18 as litigation representative for DIZ18

Case Nos.

M27/2020, M28/2020, M29/2020 & M30/2020

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

28/08/2019 Federal Court of Australia (Kenny, Robertson & Griffiths JJ)

[2019] FCAFC 148


Migration law – Regional processing – Jurisdiction of Federal Court of Australia – Where respondents commenced proceedings against Commonwealth – Where s 494AB of Migration Act 1958 (Cth) barred certain proceedings relating to “transitory persons” from being instituted or continued in any court other than High Court – Whether proceedings were, for purposes of s 494AB(1)(ca), proceedings “relating to the performance or exercise of a function” under s 198AHA(2) in relation to a transitory person – Whether proceedings were, for purposes of s 494AB(1)(a), proceedings relating to exercise of powers under s 198B of Act – Whether proceedings were, for purposes of s 494AB(1)(d), proceedings relating to removal of a transitory person from Australia under the Act.


20/03/2020 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Melbourne)

03/04/2020 Notice of appeal (4 separate notices filed)

11/05/2020 Amended written submissions (Appellant - DLZ18)

08/05/2020 Chronology (Appellant - DLZ18)

11/05/2020 Amended written submissions (Appellant - BXD18)

08/05/2020 Chronology (Appellant - BXD18)

11/05/2020 Amended written submissions (Appellant - FRX17)

08/05/2020 Chronology (Appellant - FRX17)

11/05/2020 Amended written submissions (Appellant - DJA18)

08/05/2020 Chronology (Appellant - DJA18)

05/06/2020 Written submissions (Respondents - DLZ18)

05/06/2020 Written submissions (Respondents - BXD18)

05/06/2020 Written submissions (Respondents - FRX17)

05/06/2020 Written submissions (Respondents - DJA18)

26/06/2020 Reply (Appellant - DLZ18)

26/06/2020 Reply (Appellant - BXD18)

26/06/2020 Reply (Appellant - FRX17)

26/06/2020 Reply (Appellant - DJA18)

01/09/2020 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

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