Tribunal Review

We have appeared in the MRT in Sydney and Canberra, the AAT in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, and the RRT in Sydney and Canberra. As a former member of the New Zealand Refugee Status Appeals Authority, as well as the Social Security Appeals Tribunal in Australia, George Lombard has a wealth of experience and exposure to Tribunals’ operations and is our principal advocate. In appropriate cases we brief out to barristers, particularly in the AAT. A brief set of links to cases from our archives is as follows:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/aat/2002/315.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/aat/2003/379.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/aat/2000/214.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/aat/2002/229.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2001/4486.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2001/1526.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2000/1792.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2000/3290.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2000/6210.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2003/3141.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2000/3466.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2001/4607.html
http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/disp.pl/au/cases/cth/MRTA/2002/560.html

The Ministerial Process

We regularly work with people who have exhausted formal application and review processes to obtain the intervention of the Minister for Immigration. The Minister will intervene if there are sufficient humanitarian grounds for doing so. Presently much of the internal procedure for making interventions is shrouded in Departmental secrecy, however to the extent possible we attempt to interpret developments to provide applicants with superior outcomes.

For more information about: – the appeals process click here – Article on Submission to Select Committee on Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters click here.